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FIELD MANUAL 34-60 *FM 34-60 NO. 34-60
Headquarters Department of the Army
Washington, DC, 3 October 1995



CI in Support of Force XXI
Intelligence Tasks
Army CI as a Function of MI
Other Specialties
Peace, War, and OOTW
The CI Structure
CI Support to US Forces
Tasking and Reporting
Joint and Combined Operations
Legal Review

Types of Investigations




Control of Source Information
CI Liaison
CI Force Protection Source Operations


CI Analysis
CI Analysis Target Nominations
CI Analysis Products




Section I. Abbreviations and Acronyms
Section II. Terms


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*This publication supersedes FM 34-60, 5 February 1990.

This field manual (FM) provides guidance to commanders, counterintelligence (CI) agents, and
analysts. The first four chapters provide information to the commander and staff while the
remainder provides the tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP) required to aggressively
identify, neutralize, and exploit foreign intelligence attempts to conduct operations against the
United States (US) Army.

CI supports Army operations by providing a clear picture of the threat to commands at all
echelons and actions required to protect the force from exploitation by foreign intelligence. CI
operations include conducting investigations, offensive and defensive operations, security and
vulnerability analyses, and intelligence collection in peace and at all levels of conflict to support
command needs.

CI supports the total intelligence process by focusing on foreign intelligence collection efforts.
CI is designed to provide commanders the enemy intelligence collection situation and targeting
information in order to counter foreign intelligence service (FIS) activities. CI is an integral part
of the US Army's all-source intelligence capability.

By its nature, CI is a multidiscipline effort that includes counter-human intelligence (C-
HUMINT), counter-signals intelligence (C-SIGINT), and counter-imagery intelligence (C-
IMINT) designed to counter foreign all-source collection. The CI force in conjunction with other
intelligence assets must have the capability to detect all aspects of intelligence collection and
related activities that pose a threat to the security of Army operations, personnel, and materiel.
Through its database (friendly and adversary) and analytical capability, CI provides sound
recommendations, which if implemented, will result in the denial of information to the threat.

It should be noted that any decision regarding the implementation of CI recommendations aimed
at denying collection opportunities to the adversary is a command decision. The commander may
decide to accept the risk of enemy collection in favor of time, resources, or other higher priority
considerations. At that point, the CI mission is considered to be successful because it is a tool of
the commander.

This manual is designed for use by commanders and their staffs; all military intelligence (MI)
commanders, their staffs, and trainers; and MI personnel at all echelons. It applies equally to the
Active Army, United States Army Reserve (USAR), and Army National Guard (ARNG). It is
also intended for commanders and staffs of joint and combined commands, United States Naval
and Marine Forces, units of the US Air Force, and the military forces of allied countries.

Provisions of this manual are subject to international Standardization Agreements (STANAGs)
2363 and 2844 (Edition Two). When amendment, revision, or cancellation of this publication
affects or violates the international agreements concerned, the preparing agency will take
appropriate reconciliation action through international standardization channels.

The proponent of this publication is the United States Army Intelligence Center and Fort
Huachuca. Send comments and recommendations on DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to
Publications and Blank Forms) directly to Commander, US Army Intelligence Center and Fort
Huachuca, ATTN: ATZS-TDL-D, Fort Huachuca, AZ 85613-6000.

Unless this publication states otherwise, masculine nouns and pronouns do not refer exclusively
to men.

This chapter implements STANAG 2844 (Edition Two)


Threat intelligence services have the capability to conduct continuous collection against the US Army
during peacetime, operations other than war (OOTW), and during war itself. The intelligence that results
from these operations provides a significant advantage to threat forces, and could easily result in
increased US casualties on the battlefield. Fortunately, there are many actions we can take to counter
threat intelligence efforts and to provide force protection to all US Army units. The most dramatic of
these actions are designed to neutralize enemy collection. These actions include

 Using field artillery to destroy ground-based enemy signals intelligence (SIGINT) collectors.
 Conducting sophisticated C-HUMINT operations in a foreign city long before overt hostilities
 Employing direct fire weapon systems to destroy enemy reconnaissance. Brigades conducting
defensive operations at the National Training Center often commit a tank-infantry company
team to provide counterreconnaissance, intelligence, surveillance, and target acquisition (C-
RISTA) protection.

While not as flashy, routine security procedures provide crucial force protection. These
procedures include but are not limited to

 Personnel security, to include background investigations, will ensure all personnel who have
access to sensitive or classified information will fully protect it.
 Information security, particularly in regard to handling classified and compartmented
information, will be a challenging field in the future considering the ease with which information
can be copied and transmitted in an increasingly automated Army.
 Physical security, which ensures physical measures are taken to safeguard personnel, prevents
unauthorized access to equipment, installations, materiel, and documents to safeguard them
against espionage, sabotage, damage, and theft.
 Operations security (OPSEC), which ensures that all essential elements of friendly information
(EEFI), are reasonably concealed from enemy collection assets.

Another crucial component in the fight against threat collection efforts is CI analysis. These include
efforts to identify the general capabilities and specific operations of enemy human intelligence
(HUMINT), SIGINT, and imagery intelligence (IMINT) collection. CI analysis also includes the
development of profiles that identify friendly vulnerabilities to enemy collection and possible

Measures such as these provide a crucial force protection shield that is difficult for the FIS to
penetrate. More importantly, a comprehensive CI program significantly degrades the threat's
ability to target and conduct combat or terrorist operations against US Forces. Total CI provides
the combat commander with a definite advantage on the battlefield.

AR 381-10, AR 381-12, and AR 381-47 (S) contain policies and procedures governing the
conduct of intelligence activities by Department of the Army (DA).


The CI mission is authorized by Executive Order (EO)12333, implemented by AR 381-20. The Army
conducts aggressive, comprehensive, and coordinated CI activities worldwide. The purpose is to detect,
identify, assess, counter, neutralize, or exploit threat intelligence collection efforts. This mission is
accomplished during peacetime and all levels of conflict. Many CI functions, shown in Figure 1-1, are
conducted by echelons above corps (EAC); some by echelons corps and below (ECB); and some are
conducted by both. Those CI assets found at ECB respond to tactical commanders. EAC assets respond
primarily to commanders of intelligence units while supporting all commanders within their theater or
area of operations (AO).
The essence of the Army's CI mission is to support force protection. By its nature, CI is a
multidiscipline (C-HUMINT, C-SIGINT, and C-IMINT) function designed to degrade threat
intelligence and targeting capabilities. Multidiscipline counterintelligence (MDCI) is an integral
and equal part of intelligence and electronic warfare (IEW). MDCI operations support force
protection through OPSEC, deception, and rear area operations across the range of military
operations. For more information on IEW operations, see FM 34-1.


CI must meet the goals and objectives of Force XXI and force projection operations. US Forces
will be continental United States (CONUS)-based with a limited forward presence. The Army
must be capable of rapidly deploying anywhere in the world; operating in a joint or combined
(multinational) environment; and defeating simultaneous regional threats on the battlefield; or
conducting OOTW. CI, as part of IEW, is fundamental to effective planning, security, and
execution of force projection operations. Successful force projection CI support is based on the
same five key principles shown in Figure 1-2 and discussed below. CI, in support of force
protection, will be required on the initial deployment of any force projection operation.

THE COMMANDER DRIVES INTELLIGENCE: The commander focuses on the intelligence
system by clearly designating his priority intelligence requirements (PIR), targeting requirements
and priorities. He ensures that the Intelligence Battlefield Operating System (BOS) is fully
employed and synchronized with his maneuver and fire support BOSs. He demands that the
Intelligence BOS provides the intelligence he needs, when he needs it, and in the form he needs.

INTELLIGENCE SYNCHRONIZATION: The J2 or G2 synchronizes intelligence collection,
analysis, and dissemination with operations to ensure the commander receives the intelligence he
needs, in the form he can use, and in time to influence the decisionmaking process. Intelligence
synchronization is a continuous process which keeps IEW operations tied to the commander's
critical decisions and concept of operations. CI collection, analysis, and dissemination, like other
intelligence, have to meet the commander's time requirements to be of any use other than

SPLIT-BASED OPERATIONS: Split-based operations provide deploying tactical commanders
with a portion of their collection assets and augment full employment of organicassets. Split-
based intelligence operations employ collection and analysis elements from all echelons, national
to tactical, in sanctuaries from which they can operate against the target area.

TACTICAL TAILORING: In force projection operations, the commander tactically tailors CI, as
well as all IEW, support for each contingency based on the mission and availability of resources.
He must decide which key CI personnel and equipment to deploy early, and when to phase in his
remaining CI assets.

BROADCAST DISSEMINATION: Broadcast dissemination of intelligence includes the
simultaneous broadcast of near-real time (NRT) CI from collectors and processors at all
echelons. It permits commanders at all echelons to simultaneously receive the same intelligence,
thereby providing a common picture of the battlefield. It allows commanders to skip echelons
and pull CI directly from the echelon broadcasting it.


Army military intelligence (MI) accomplishes its mission by performing six primary tasks: providing
indications and warnings (I&W); performing intelligence preparation of the battlefield (IPB); performing
situation development; supporting target development and targeting; developing force protection
intelligence; and performing battle damage assessment (BDA).

The role of CI is to support the commander's requirements to preserve essential secrecy and to protect
the force directly or indirectly. Thus, CI contributes to the commander's force protection programs.
Force protection is a command responsibility to protect personnel, equipment, and facilities. To carry
out his force protection responsibilities, a commander requires support from several sources, one of
which is the intelligence community. CI support to force protection must be tailored to the sensitivity of
the supported organization and its vulnerability to FIS and hostile attack. CI support can be tailored from
a combination of activities to include

 Mobilization security, including ports and major records repositories.
 Combatting terrorism.
 Rear operations.
 Civil-military affairs.
 Psychological operations (PSYOP).
 Battlefield deception.
 Friendly Communications-Electronics (C-E) (C-SIGINT).
 CI force protection source operations (CFSO).

Army CI, as a multidiscipline intelligence function, is an integral part of the Army and Department of
Defense (DOD) and national intelligence communities. CI missions are conducted in support of the
objectives of these communities.

CI is an integral part of the command counterreconnaissance effort. Human and other intelligence
sensors determine adversary reconnaissance, intelligence, surveillance, and target acquisition (RISTA)
and other battlefield capabilities, and project resultant data into battle planning and execution. As the
adversary worries about our C-RISTA capability, our CI efforts target his RISTA capabilities. CI focuses on
the HUMINT threat in the AO and provides analytical support in identifying enemy SIGINT and IMINT
capabilities and intentions. CI has a limited neutralization and exploitation capability directed at low-
level adversary HUMINT collectors or sympathizers acting in a collection or sabotage capacity. The
commander is responsible for security countermeasure programs and training to include personnel,
physical, document, information security, crime prevention, and OPSEC.

Army CI is not limited to the activities of a small force of CI agents and technicians; rather, it is the
responsibility of all Army personnel to follow common sense security measures to minimize any foreign
intelligence threat. Although a major part of the CI mission is to counter or neutralize FIS efforts, this
does not mean that only CI personnel take part in these actions. They may require

 Other intelligence specialists such as interrogators.
 Military police (MP).
 Civilian counterparts and authorities.
 Combat forces.
 Civil-military affairs and PSYOP.

The combined use of C-HUMINT, C-SIGINT, and C-IMINT TTPs provides a multidisciplined approach to
denying information to unauthorized persons. This approach limits the threat's ability to collect against
us. Although this FM describes these three operations separately in Chapter 3, they are often conducted
simultaneously by the same assets.


The Army conducts CI during peacetime and at all levels of conflict to protect the force from foreign
exploitation. During peacetime, CI simultaneously supports the commander's needs and DA policy.

During war, CI operations are much the same as in peacetime, except the adversary state or
nation is well-defined. The commander's needs are the top priority.

OOTW may include the direct or indirect support of one or more foreign governments or groups,
or international organizations such as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). OOTW
may be initiated unilaterally in the absence of foreign support. Whether unilateral or
multinational, US Forces usually operate in a joint environment. Normally in OOTW, military
force is used only as a last resort. OOTW consists of the following operational categories:

 Noncombatant evacuation operations.
 Arms control.
 Support to domestic civil authorities.
 Humanitarian assistance (HA) and disaster relief.
 Security assistance.
 Nation assistance.
 Support to counter-drug operations.
 Combatting terrorism.
 Peacekeeping operations.
 Peace enforcement.
 Show of force.
 Support for insurgencies and counterinsurgencies.
 Attacks and raids.


To accomplish the CI mission at various echelons, specially trained CI personnel are assigned to tactical
CI organizations as shown in Figure 1-3. Organizations include

 CI organizations organic to theater Army MI brigades or groups which are United States Army
Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) organizations.
 Tactical exploitation battalion (TEB) and headquarters (HQ) and operations battalion of the
corps MI brigade.
 MI battalion at division.
 MI companies at armored cavalry regiments (ACRs) and separate brigades.
 MI elements at special forces groups.

At each echelon, CI teams provide command and control (C 2 ) of CI assets; conduct CI investigations,
operations, and collection; perform analysis and produce CI products; and provide security advice and

Only CI officers, technicians, agents, or accredited civilian employees control and conduct
investigations. Additionally, DA policy identifies CFSO as a CI function as described in Chapter
4. CI personnel are also collectors of information, working individually or in teams with
interrogators and technicians when resources permit. At ECB, CI personnel work in CI platoons
at division level and CI companies at corps level. At EAC, CI personnel work individually or in
groups in field offices, resident offices, or MI detachments or companies.

Another CI military occupational specialty (MOS) is MDCI analyst 97G. In addition to
performing C-SIGINT operations and communications monitoring, these soldiers perform MDCI
analysis and produce MDCI products.
Interrogator and other personnel possessing requisite linguistics capability work with CI teams
when conditions and resources permit. Provided these personnel are competent in the foreign
language appropriate to the AO and possess the required security clearance, they perform
interpreter, translator, liaison officer, and (after appropriate training) source handler duties. CI
teams, found in some tactical units, are task organized based on mission, enemy, troops, terrain
and weather, and time available (METT-T) factors. CI teams are composed of a CI technician,
several CI agents and interrogation personnel, and MDCI analysts. Other CI teams are composed
of CI agents and analyst personnel. At EAC, CI personnel work individually or in groups in
resident offices, field offices, MI detachments, companies, or regions. Depending on the mission,
additional specialists may either be attached or task organized to provide temporary expertise,
such as

 Physical security specialists.
 MP.
 Other intelligence personnel trained to accomplish a specific mission.


CI assets are deployed to provide area coverage. Only when driven by PIR should they be given a mission
other than area coverage, such as specialized support to a special access program. When assigning
missions to CI elements, METT-T must be carefully considered to ensure tasks are prioritized and CI
assets are properly utilized.

Most CI operations develop slowly. Therefore, missions should be assigned for relatively long
periods. If a team is investigating a sabotage incident, its mission should be assigned for as long
as it takes to complete the mission. If a team is establishing liaison with host nation officials, this
mission should remain with the team long enough to turn the liaison over to another team.
Within corps and divisions, CI assets are given an area coverage role. Based on priorities
established by the corps or division commander, or G2, the MI battalion commander controls the
CI assets as they execute the mission.

Although CI operations may change with priorities, CI assets must attempt to ensure
commanders get what they need, when they need it, and in a form they can use before changing


For contingency operations, CI elements should have the following procedures firmly in place prior to

 Updated threat databases.
 Planned CI communications in time to support decisionmaking.
 Approved operations plans (OPLANs) with financial annexes for any source operations; for
example, CFSO and host country liaison.
 Appropriate and up-to-date country studies.
 Established intelligence contingency funds (ICF). See AR 381-141.
 Ongoing contact with theater CI elements to facilitate exchanging information and, where
applicable, passing assets after employment.
 Team reaction time must be rapid since contingencies can occur in locations with no US
presence and with little warning. Therefore, the team needs a good working relationship with
elements maintaining CI databases. The team should have a generic plan or established standing
operating procedures (SOPs) which vary according to the type of OOTW. Teams would not do
exactly the same things in peacekeeping, peace enforcement, and CI support to treaty
verification, domestic civil disturbances, and natural disaster operations. Generally, the team
must consider what is appropriate and feasible.
 Procedures which tailor intelligence support packages to support planning and contingency
operations should refer to the National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC) and the 902d MI
Group CI Analysis Center (CIAC) as a source of data.


CI teams receive taskings based on requirements from higher echelon. Taskings are normally generated
by collection managers based on command needs or information gaps in analytical holdings and
provided to the commander of the CI assets. CI teams also request information from organizations (such
as HUMINT, SIGINT, or IMINT collectors) in support of CI missions.

Units report information based on the mission assigned and information collected. Information is
reported to the CI unit's parent unit for C 2 . It is also reported to others as directed by the parent
unit, depending on the situation, mission, and the type and sensitivity of information collected.
Other recipients of information could include—

 Theater J2 or Joint Task Force CI Coordinating Authority (JTFCICA), if applicable.
 G2 or Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence (DCSINT) of theater ground component commander.
 Other units, as appropriate, approved by the MI unit commander.


Any future conflict may involve joint and combined operations. See FM 34-1. While operational control
of intelligence elements normally rests with component commanders, joint staffs coordinate and
provide operational guidance. In the case of CI operations, the J2, through the JTFCICA in accordance
with Joint Publication 2-01.2, establishes areas of responsibility for CI operations for component forces;
produces and disseminates CI products by integrating information provided by subordinate commands;
and coordinates and obtains intelligence and CI support from national agencies and disseminates this
information to operational commands.

JOINT OPERATIONS: Most contingency operations require the deployment of joint forces.
Deployment is directed by the national command authority. When this occurs, CI elements from
various services (component commands of the joint command) may be included in the task
organization. The joint force or task force commander and staff must either identify specific
operational boundaries or combine CI assets under a common command. This ensures continuity
of effort without duplication.

If the IEW organization does not include CI assets and CI assets are added from nonorganic
organizations, they should be assigned under the operational control of the commander of the
IEW organization. This clearly identifies C 2 relationships. For more information on IEW
organization, see Joint Publication 2-01.2. COMBINED OPERATIONS: The US Army and its
allies conduct combined CI operations to attain mutual objectives. In many cases they conduct
these operations because the operating area does not permit Americans to conduct unilateral
Combined operations are required by Status of Forces Agreements (SOFAs). In either case, the
objective is the same to counter the intelligence capabilities and operations of our
adversaries. Combined CI operations include

 Investigations.
 CI support to deception.
 CI support to OPSEC.
 Security advice and assistance.
 CI analysis and production.

Combined CI operations range from a mere exchange of information to conducting integrated CI
operations. Local policy and procedures dictate the extent to which combined operations are

SPECIAL OPERATIONS: CI is a critical component of intelligence support to Army Special
Operations Forces (ARSOF). There are CI and interrogation assets included in the organic
structure of ARSOF units. CI elements conduct tactical HUMINT collection, analysis and
production, and other operations support activities which include but are not limited to

 CI support to OPSEC.
 CI support to deception.
 CI liaison.
 Limited investigations.

CI support to ARSOF is conducted throughout the phases of force protection operations during
peace, war, and OOTW and must be tailored. For more information on CI operations, see FM 34-
5 (S).


CI activities are authorized by law and regulation. Commanders and CI personnel should coordinate CI
activities with the servicing judge advocate for verification of compliance with law and regulation prior
to execution. Where appropriate, judge advocates should be part of the planning process.

Chapter 2

During the last decade, a record number of espionage cases have involved US service members
and US Government civilian employees. Most of these cases involved "volunteers," individuals
who sought FIS employment. The US Army's authority to conduct intelligence and CI activities
is EO 12333. Implementation of the EO and applicable DOD directives by the US Army are in
AR 381-20. To accomplish this mission, CI agents conduct investigations to enhance, maintain,
and preserve the security of the US Army. See Appendix A for TTPs.


US Army CI forces conduct two types of investigations: CI investigations (also known as
Subversion and Espionage Directed Against US Army and Deliberate Security Violations
[SAEDA] investigations) and personnel security investigations (PSIs).

CI INVESTIGATIONS: CI investigations are national security investigations under Army CI
jurisdiction. AR 381-12 requires US Army personnel, both civilian and military, to report
suspicious activities. This program provides the greatest number of leads to Army CI personnel.
AR 381-20 specifically lists those activities which fall under Army CI investigative jurisdiction.
Types of CI investigations include

 Treason.
 Espionage.
 Spying.
 Subversion.
 Sedition.
 FIS-directed sabotage.
 CI aspects of terrorist activities directed against the Army.
 CI aspects of assassination or incapacitation of Army personnel by terrorists or by agents
of a foreign power.
 Defection of military and DA civilians overseas, and debriefing of the individual upon
return to US control.
 Detention of Army military or civilian personnel by a government or hostile force with
interests contrary to those of the US.
 Investigation and debriefing of military members and Army civilians overseas who are
declared absent without leave (AWOL), missing, or deserters who had access to TOP
SECRET national defense information or sensitive compartmented information (SCI)
within one year prior to their being declared AWOL, missing, or deserters. Investigation
and debriefing of special category absentees (SCA) who were in a special mission unit
(SMU); who had access to one or more special access programs (SAPs); or were in the
DA Cryptographic Access Program (DACAP).
 CI aspects of security violations and compromises, and communications security
(COMSEC) insecurities.
 CI aspects of incidents of DA personnel with a SECRET or higher security clearance,
access to a SAP or SCI, or in the DACAP or SMU who commits or attempts to commit
 CI aspects of unofficial travel to designated countries, or contacts with foreign diplomatic
facilities or official representatives, by all military personnel or DA civilians employed
 CI scope polygraph examinations. See AR 381-20.
 CI technical surveillance countermeasures (TSCM). See AR 381-14 (S).

All CI investigations are controlled by the Army Central Control Office (ACCO) and network of
worldwide sub-control offices (SCOs). The ACCO and SCOs were established and are operated
by Headquarters, INSCOM, at the direction of the DCSINT, Headquarters, DA.

ACCO. The ACCO is located at Fort Meade, MD. The ACCO exercises technical control,
review, coordination, and oversight of Army CI controlled activities, including investigations.
The ACCO has the specific responsibility to

 Provide objective technical review ensuring complete and proper accounting of CI
controlled activities in compliance with established policy.
 Open CI investigations and assign all case control numbers; counterespionage (CE)
projects; and ensure all initial SAEDA reports are reviewed in accordance with AR 381-
47 (S).
 Provide CFSO.
 Retain the authority to assume direct control of any investigation or reassign it to another
SCO. Direct case control includes imparting operational or investigative guidance, direct
tasking, and investigative plan approval.
 Establish a suspense system for timely completion of priority investigations.
 Ensure that information within the purview of other intelligence, security, or law
enforcement agencies is properly referred to them, and accept and process referrals from
other agencies.
 Ensure that case files and other records and reports are properly processed and transferred
to the US Army Investigative Records Repository (IRR). Close all investigations upon
files transfer to the IRR.
 Provide quality control of reports to the SCOs.
 Monitor status of suspended or transferred investigations in which Army interest
 Approve or disapprove requests for CI case summaries and declassification of classified
case summaries, and declassify information classified by AR 381-47 (S). Coordinate with
other service CI agencies and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) when non-Army
case summaries are requested.
 Conduct additional activities as stated in AR 381-47 (S).

SCOs. The SCOs are responsible for the day-to-day management of CI controlled activities. The
SCO will

 Serve as the central focal point for monitoring the conduct of CI controlled activities
within an area of responsibility.
 Open and close investigations, and determine their direction and scope, except those
directly controlled by the ACCO. Approve investigative plans and task investigative
elements accordingly.
 Respond to and coordinate technical direction and tasking from the ACCO.
 Report immediately to the ACCO all incidents which meet the criteria in AR 381-12 or
AR 381-47 (S).
 Ensure all reports are properly addressed and disseminated based on content.
 Review all CI reporting to ensure it is accurate, complete, and in compliance with CI
policy and intelligence oversight.
 Coordinate activities with legal and intelligence oversight officials, as required.
 Refer information within the purview of other intelligence, security, or law enforcement
agencies in the AOR, as required.
 Coordinate briefings to commanders and senior intelligence officials.
 Pass lateral leads to other SCOs, when required, with information copies to the ACCO.
 Complete and terminate activities and transmit final reports to the ACCO for case
closure. Provide ACCO-approved summaries of information, when required, to the
concerned commander and other agencies in the theater.
 Forward requests for CI case summaries, non-Army case summaries, and requests for
declassification to the ACCO.
 Ensure appropriate coordination with (keep the respective senior intelligence officer
informed) CI controlled activities affecting theater security.
 Conduct additional activities as stated in AR 381-47 (S).

CI investigations are conducted only by CI personnel assigned or attached to units with a CI
investigative mission. They have been school-trained by the United States Army Intelligence
Center and Fort Huachuca (USAIC&FH) and hold specialty skill identifier 35E, or MOS 351B
or 97B, and have been issued badge and credentials; or by Army civilian employees in career
field 0132 who are assigned to CI units, have been school-trained, and are issued badge and
credentials. See AR 381-20, paragraph 9-4.

Local national investigators employed by overseas Army CI units who have been issued MI
representative credentials may conduct investigative leads. They will not be the primary or sole

PERSONNEL SECURITY INVESTIGATIONS: AR 380-5 states that no person is entitled to
knowledge of classified defense information or material solely by virtue of grade or position.
This knowledge is entrusted only to those individuals whose official duties require access to the
information. Persons requiring access must be investigated and receive favorable results before
being cleared to receive classified material or information. Some foreign nationals and
indigenous employees in overseas areas require a degree of access to perform their duties. Policy
prohibits granting security clearances but permits granting of limited access authorization (LAA)
following a favorable background investigation. These investigations are called LAA
investigations and usually involve use of the polygraph.

PSIs are conducted outside continental United States (OCONUS) by the US Army on behalf of
the Defense Investigative Service (DIS). Agents conduct PSIs to determine loyalty to the US and
suitability for access to classified defense information. The investigative activity for PSIs runs
the gamut from records checks, to interviews with people who know the subject of the
investigation, to interviews with the subjects themselves. The complete guide for conducting
PSIs is in DIS Manual 20-1-M.
This chapter implements STANAG 2363

Chapter 3

Counterintelligence is information gathered and activities conducted to protect against espionage, other
intelligence activities, sabotage, or assassinations conducted by or on behalf of foreign governments or
elements of foreign organizations, persons, or international terrorist activities. See Joint Publication 1-
02. This chapter identifies and focuses on CI operations and techniques as they support force protection,
operations, and other military and civilian requirements.


There are two types of CI operations special operations and general operations. Special operations
involve direct or indirect engagement with FIS through human source or technical efforts. General
operations are usually defensive in nature and are aimed at supporting force protection programs and
formal security programs of Army commanders at all levels.

Essentially, all CI operations and activities support force protection. CI operations are not
operations in the conventional combat arms sense. CI activities that do not fall under the other
functional areas of investigations, collection, or analysis and production are characterized as
operations. CI personnel are soldiers first. They are not equipped or trained to conduct standard
military operations as a unit nor replace combat arms units, other combat support, or combat
service support personnel. CI personnel support operations in peace, war, and OOTW. It is the
commander's responsibility to direct execution. Once the decision to execute is made, operations
will generally be carried out by combat forces. For example, in conflict, CI may identify threat
collection assets that are legitimate tactical targets and recommend neutralization by appropriate
artillery or air defense artillery fires.

CI information is developed through the intelligence cycle. The cycle consists of five phases:
planning and directing, collecting, processing, producing, and disseminating. It is a continuous
process and, even though each phase is conducted in sequence, all phases are conducted

CI information without proper dissemination and action is useless. It is the role of the MDCI
analyst working with other CI and intelligence specialists in the analysis and control element
(ACE) to analyze threat data and determine countermeasures to deny the enemy collection
capabilities or other threats. CI personnel recommend countermeasures through the S2/G2/J2 to
the commander.
CI special operations are generally carried out under the auspices of the National Foreign
Counterintelligence Program. Normally, these operations involve direct or indirect engagement of FIS
through human source or technical means. CI special operations are governed by AR 381-47(S) and
consist of offensive CI operations, CE projects, and defensive source programs. Normally, these
operations involve engagement of a FIS. Only those agencies approved by Headquarters, Department of
the Army (HQDA), in implementing classified memorandums conduct defensive source programs.
Defensive source programs are designed to protect designated Army activities against confirmed
HUMINT threat.

As stated in Chapter 2, CI general operations are essentially defensive in nature and are aimed at
supporting the force protection programs and formal security programs of Army commanders at all
levels. Included in general operations are

 Advice and assistance programs.
 Technical support activities.
 Support to acquisition and SAP.
 Support to intelligence disciplines.
 Support to treaty verification.
 Support to domestic civil disturbances.
 Support to natural disaster operations.
 Support to HUMINT.

Advice and Assistance Programs. Advice and assistance programs are conducted by CI teams at
all levels to improve the security posture of supported organizations. These programs aid security
managers in developing or improving security plans and SOPs. This support can be programmed
or unprogrammed. Advice and assistance can help identify and neutralize threats to security from
FIS or others who attempt to obtain information about US Army forces, programs, and
operations. They provide threat information and identify specific vulnerabilities to security
beyond the capability of a security manager. Advice and assistance can include but is not limited

 Conduct of inspections, security planning, the resolution of security problems, or development of
classification guides.

 CI surveys, technical inspections, and preconstruction technical assistance.

 SAEDA training, providing SAEDA materials, and training security managers in the SAEDA programs.

 Security investigations under AR 15-6 and AR 380-5. Technical Support Activities. Technical support
activities include TSCM, TEMPEST, polygraph, counter-surreptitious entry, and C-SIGINT (COMSEC
monitoring). TSCM are specialized CI investigations governed by AR 381-14 (S). Intelligence polygraph is
a technical investigative technique or tool and is governed by AR 195-6 and AR 381-20. TSCM and
polygraph apply to intelligence as well as CI operations. INSCOM and the 650th MI Group conduct TSCM.
INSCOM conducts intelligence polygraph. For more information on polygraph, see Section III to
Appendix A.

Automated Systems Security. Automated systems security includes all of the technological
safeguards and managerial procedures established and applied to computer hardware, software,
and developed data. INSCOM, under the technical direction of DCSINT (DAMI-CI), operates
the automatic data processing system security enhancement program (ADPSSEP). Through that
program, INSCOM has evaluation teams available to visit Army, and as directed, selected DOD
contractor-operated data processing facilities to advise, assist, and evaluate automated systems
on aspects of automated system security. Each evaluation performed by the teams identifies to
management, potential vulnerabilities of the total automated operation by analyzing areas of
personnel, physical, document, communication, hardware, software, procedural, and
management security. The team will provide the commander or Data Processing Activity (DPA)
manager with an assessment of the vulnerabilities to the system and prescribe countermeasures
which must be implemented or accounted for in the risk management program.

Support to Acquisition and SAPs. INSCOM provides CI support to research, development,
test, and evaluation (RDTE); acquisition elements through the Acquisition Systems Protection
Program (ASPP); and the safeguarding of defense systems anywhere in the acquisition process
as defined in DODD 5000.1. Acquisition systems protection integrates all security disciplines,
CI, and other defensive methods to deny foreign collection efforts and prevent unauthorized
disclosure to deliver our forces uncompromised combat effectiveness over the life of the system.
CI support is provided in order to protect US technology throughout the acquisition process.

SAPs usually involve military acquisition, operations, or intelligence activities. When applicable,
CI support to SAPs extends to government and industrial security enhancement; DOD
contractors and their facilities in coordination with DIS as appropriate; and the full range of
RDTE activities, military operations, and intelligence activities for which DA is the proponent or
executive agent. INSCOM is responsible for providing life cycle CI support to SAPs. See AR

Support to Intelligence Disciplines. CI supports the collection of HUMINT, SIGINT, and
IMINT. As threats are identified and located, US Army intelligence systems are used to provide
early warning, situation development, and other IEW functions. By crosswalking CI information
to intelligence collection and vice versa, it eliminates possible conflict and compromise and
provides a value added to the total intelligence community.

Support to Treaty Verification. A security consequence of arms control is overt presence of
FIS at US facilities. CI is concerned with non-treaty related activities of FIS visits to Army
installations, and protecting installation activities and facilities not subject to treaty verification.
CI personnel provide advice and assistance to installation commanders, and debrief Army
personnel who may have come in contact with inspectors. The On-Site Inspection Agency has
overall responsibility for CI support to treaty verification. INSCOM with United States Army
Forces Command (FORSCOM) support is responsible for treaty verification support within
CONUS. OCONUS and all CI elements provide CI support as directed by affected unified or
allied command Commanders in Chief (CINCs).
Support to Domestic Civil Disturbance. The primary CI function is to support unit force
protection through close and continuous liaison with civilian law enforcement agencies (LEAs).
Civilian LEAs are the primary information collectors and retention agencies. Since military
support to civilian LEAs is a law enforcement function, EO 12333 and AR 381-10 do not apply;
however, DODD 5200.27, AR 380-13, and AR 381-20 do apply. Any activity by CI personnel
must comply with the following:

 Prior to execution, CI support is coordinated with the task force senior intelligence officer and
legal advisor, and is approved by the task force commander's designated law enforcement
representative. Support should be confined to analytical and situation development activities.
 CI personnel assigned to the task force work in uniform and do not use a CI badge and

To avoid questionable or illegal activities by CI personnel participating in this type of OOTW,
thorough training prior to deployment is crucial. CI personnel must understand they do not
conduct any activity without prior approval, and do not collect or maintain information on US
persons beyond that specifically authorized for the deployment duration. Support to Natural
Disaster Operations. Without an identifiable threat to US Army security interests, use of CI
personnel is not recommended since there is no viable mission for them.

Support to HUMINT. Countering foreign HUMINT capabilities and efforts is a key part of
accomplishing the CI mission. Again, the CI agent or CI team cannot do this task alone. CI is a
total Army mission that relies on our ability to

 Identify the hostile HUMINT collector.
 Neutralize or exploit the collector or deny information.
 Control our own information and indicators of operations so they are not readily accessible to
foreign collectors.
 Support C-HUMINT commanders through effective and stringent adherence to physical,
information, and personnel security procedures governed by Army regulations. They apply force
or assets to ensure security daily. The IEW organization provides continuous and current threat
information so the command can carry out its security responsibilities.

C-HUMINT Operations. C-HUMINT requires effective and aggressive offensive and defensive
measures as shown in Figure 3-1. Our adversaries collect against our forces using both
sophisticated and unsophisticated methods. On the battlefield we must combat all of these
methods to protect our force and to ensure the success of our operations. The CI agent
recommends countermeasures developed by CI analysts that the commander can take against
enemy collection activities.
To accomplish C-HUMINT, the CI agent, individually or as part of a CI team, conducts
investigations, operations, and collection. A detailed description and instructions on how to
conduct investigations are included in Chapter 4 and Section I to Appendix A.

Other tasks include

 Developing, maintaining, and disseminating multidiscipline threat data and intelligence files on
organizations, locations, and individuals of CI interest. This includes insurgent and terrorist
infrastructure and individuals who can assist in the CI mission.
 Performing PSIs and records checks on persons in sensitive positions and those whose loyalty is
questionable. Procedures for these investigations and checks are outlined in Chapter 4 and
Section VII to Appendix A.
 Educating personnel in all fields of security. A component of this is the multidiscipline threat
briefing. Briefings can and should be tailored, both in scope and classification level. Briefings
could then be used to familiarize supported commands with the nature of the multidiscipline
threat posed against the command or activity.
 Searching for people who pose an intelligence collection or terrorist threat to US Forces. Should
CI investigations result in identifying the location of terrorists, their apprehension is done in
conjunction with civil and law enforcement authorities.
 Debriefing selected personnel (friendly and hostile) including combat patrols, aircraft pilots, or
other elements which may possess information of CI interest. Individuals and types of
information which may be of interest to CI personnel are identified in the paragraphs below.
 Recognizing that the circumstances of combat and CI operations in tactical areas make the tasks
of the CI agent more challenging. There may be many people who are looked upon as threats to
security, perhaps solely because of their presence in the combat zone.

The CI agent must conduct preliminary screening to permit concentration on those of greatest
potential interest or value. The CI agent is extremely dependent on such agencies as the MP,
Civil Affairs (CA) units, Defense HUMINT Services (DHS), and interrogation prisoner of war
(IPW) to identify persons of CI interest. CI personnel must keep these agencies posted on
individuals of CI interest and the procedures to notify CI personnel of their detention.

Such personnel are usually apprehended as they try to enter or leave a zone of operations. If they
are foreign agents, they will have cover stories closely paralleling their true environments and
identities. It is, therefore, necessary that CI agents know about the AO and adjacent areas as well
as the intellectual, cultural, and psychological peculiarities of the population. CI agents must also
develop their linguistic and interrogation skills. Individuals who may be of interest include

 Refugees or displaced persons with knowledge of hostile or terrorist activities, intentions,
locations, or sympathizers.
 Members of underground resistance organizations seeking to join friendly forces.
 Collaborators with the adversary.
 Deserters from adversary units.
 Target personalities, such as those identified on the "detain" and "of interest" lists. (See Section
V to Appendix A.)
 Individuals previously holding political or civic positions of influence within the AO.
 Individuals with knowledge of the adversary force's strategic capabilities, resources, and

CI teams of technicians, agents, interrogators, and analysts not only improve the overall effectiveness of
CI efforts but also expand the scope and knowledge of both. Although CI agent personnel are not
interrogators, they should be knowledgeable in these areas:

 They must be capable of expeditiously recognizing, detecting, exploiting, and reporting tactical
and order of battle (OB) data.
 All members of the CI team should know which units of the opposition their unit is facing and
which units are in the AO.
 The team should maintain current OB information for possible exploitation of EPW.
Interrogators use any and all information about adversary disposition, strength, weaknesses,
composition, training, equipment, activities, history, and personalities.
 The linguistic capabilities of interrogators.

In most cases, deployment of CI agent personnel is in rear areas rather than forward with the
combat units. However, CI personnel are prepared to operate whenever and wherever indications
of adversary activities require a CI effort. By the very nature of their mission, CI agents provide
area coverage and are in a position to provide valuable assistance to supported commands in
countering adversary activities in those areas. Other missions of the CI team include

 Developing civilian human source networks dispersed throughout the area which can provide
timely and pertinent force protection information. See FM 34-5 (S).
 Providing security advice and assistance to critical installations and activities.
 Conducting continued briefings to MP, CA personnel, interrogators, and G2/S2 staffs on
adversary intelligence activity and method of operation, as well as other threats to force
 Providing assistance to and support of the continuing program of security orientation and
indoctrination of all command personnel, emphasizing the SAEDA regulation.
 Recommending specific countermeasures to unit and installation commanders for enhancing
security practices, including detecting behavioral patterns detrimental to the security of the
 Conducting evaluations and surveys on the effectiveness of security measures.
CI personnel maintain contact and conduct continuous liaison with adjacent units and staffs.
Many adjacent units have a concurrent requirement to collect intelligence on the threat,
insurgent, and adversary organizations. The exchange of information is a normal function of CI
personnel among adjacent units and agencies. CI personnel conduct liaison with key agencies
such as MP and CA. CA personnel are great sources of initial operational, threat, and source lead
information, since they are often some of the first personnel to arrive in an area. Although CA is
valuable during wartime, it is even more important in OOTW. A close working relationship and
continuous coordination between CA and CI elements are essential at all levels of operation and
aid in the exchange of information. CA units, which have as their primary goal the
reestablishment of civil order within a troubled country, can be of great assistance in the
following areas:

 The identification of a subversion, espionage, or sabotage threat to US Forces.
 Thorough contact with civilian organizations, leaders, and political enemies of the government.
CA units can compile personnel rosters or identify possible adversary infiltrators for screening by
 Both CA and CI personnel must continuously monitor the feelings and attitudes of the civilian
population. Although CI personnel orient their monitoring mission primarily on subversion,
espionage, and sabotage, they must also work with CA on programs designed to counter and
neutralize a hostile threat.
 CA personnel often deal with both personnel and material which can be of assistance to CI
agents. Some sources which CA personnel are likely to locate may include
o Civilians who were associated with our adversaries.
o Leaders of fraternal, civic, religious, or patriotic organizations.
o Persons employed in recreational areas.
o Governmental documents, libraries, or archives.
o Industrial and commercial records.
o Technical equipment, blueprints, or plans.

Other CA personnel are in contact with leaders of civil organizations having direct contact or
support activities with the military installation or population. Civil security measures requiring
close coordination between CA and CI personnel include

o Population and resources control.
o Civil censorship.
o Security screening of civilian labor.
o Monitoring of suspect political groups.
o Industrial plant protection.

Coordination of efforts and the exchange of information between MP and CI agent personnel
must be continuous. MP and CI agents have a mutual interest in many areas and may find
themselves interfacing in a variety of circumstances. Both MP and CI elements frequently
develop information which may fall into the jurisdiction of the other. The following information
should be shared at the lowest practical level consistent with command policy on coordination:

 MP Investigations. MP investigations are concerned with the impact of crime on the war effort.
They are concerned with the ties criminals might have with local leaders, political parties, labor
unions, legitimate businesses, and governmental agencies. Those criminal actions and parties
may extend into the subversive and sabotage arenas. Terrorism through sabotage is a criminal
act and may well be a coordinated enemy effort. Both MP and CI elements can develop
offensive and defensive measures to deny the enemy information and material for hostile
 MP and CI Elements. MP and CI elements require coordination. MP and CI personnel jointly
conduct raids, cordon and search operations, and apprehend persons of CI interest. See Section
VI to Appendix A. They operate joint mobile and static checkpoints for either MP control
purposes or CI spot-checks for infiltrators. The intelligence exchange between these two
elements is critical. The exchange may be conducted formally through staff elements, or on a
liaison-type basis.

C-SIGINT Operations. C-SIGINT operations, including COMSEC monitoring (see AR 380-
53) conducted during peace, war, and OOTW, are performed to enhance force protection,
survivability, mobility and training; provide data to identify friendly C-E vulnerabilities; provide
countermeasures recommendations; and when implemented, determine if countermeasures are
effective. C-SIGINT includes full identification of the threat and an integrated set of offensive
and defensive actions designed to counter the threat as shown in Figure 3-2. C-SIGINT is
addressed in greater detail in Appendix B.

C-SIGINT provides the commander with the knowledge to assess the risk and probable success
of alternatives before a plan is implemented. C-SIGINT is a cyclic process requiring a strong
analytical approach. The key is to be predictive. C-SIGINT is based on a thorough knowledge of

 Foreign SIGINT.
 Friendly force Communications-Electronics profile.
 Foreign forces operations and plans.
 Realistic security measures that can be taken to deny information to the enemy.

The Joint COMSEC Monitoring Activity and INSCOM MI group or brigade will provide C-
SIGINT operational support at all echelons as outlined in DODD 4640.6 and NACSI 4000.

Acquiring the necessary information on foreign SIGINT collectors as well as information to
support maintenance of friendly communications nodes database at all echelons is, at best,
difficult. Presently, we gather adversary information from the existing SIGINT and electronic
warfare (EW) collection capability of the IEW force. We also gather it through electronic
preparation of the battlefield based on what we know foreign SIGINT or radio electronic combat
doctrine to be.

Friendly C-E patterns and signatures information are gathered by examining our technical
manuals; getting anomaly emissions information from electronics maintenance personnel; and
getting procedural information from operations staffs and signal command and staff personnel.

Currently, there is no dedicated capability to accurately and completely capture friendly C-E
emissions in the same way our adversaries do. Our analysis efforts attempt to make up for this
shortcoming on the doctrinal portrayal of our C-E assets. At all echelons, the goals are the same:

 Force protection.
 Reliable use of the electromagnetic spectrum for friendly C 2 .
 Degradation or neutralization of hostile SIGINT and radio electronic combat assets.

These goals are achieved through vigorous application of a five-step C-SIGINT process:

 Threat assessment.
 Vulnerability assessment.
 Recommendation of countermeasures options.
 Countermeasures implementation.
 Evaluation of countermeasures effectiveness.

Threat assessment must be done first if the remaining steps are to be viable. When we determine
that a threat exists for a given area, the MDCI analyst assesses friendly C-E systems within that
area to determine which are vulnerable to the threat. Once this has been done, the MDCI analyst
develops countermeasures that will reduce or eliminate the threat, the vulnerability, or both. The
commander then directs countermeasures implementation. Recommended countermeasures

 OPSEC (all COMSEC and electronic security measures).
 Targeting.
 Electronic attack (EA).
 Electronic deception.

The last step is evaluating the measure of success for any implemented countermeasures. This
may be done by

 COMSEC monitoring.
 Analyzing reports received.
 Analyzing air and ground operational situation reports.
 Analyzing of data collected during or after countermeasures implementation.

C-IMINT Operations. C-IMINT is a total force mission that includes full identification of the
adversary and an integrated set of actions to counter the threat. These actions range from
offensive action to the use of OPSEC techniques and deception designed to deny adversaries'
information as shown in Figure 3-3.
Threat. As with all CI operations, detailed analysis of the adversary is necessary. To help protect
our force from exploitation, our analysts must fully understand the adversary and its capabilities.

Any adversary may possess or acquire systems or products with a comprehensive and
sophisticated IMINT capability. We must have in place a carefully developed counterprogram to
negate any tactical and strategic threat. An adversary or belligerent acquires IMINT information
through a variety of ways from handheld cameras to sophisticated satellite reconnaissance
systems. Adversary IMINT systems may include

 Aerial cameras.
 Infrared sensors.
 Imaging radars.
 Electro-optical sensors (TV).
 Multispectral and digital imagery products.

Adversaries know that to maximize the effect of their massed fire-power and mobility, their
IMINT capabilities must be accurate and timely. They know their IMINT operations will be met
by our countermeasures and deception operations. For this reason, they may use diverse
multisensor collection means to obtain information. Sometimes the various collection means and
sensors overlap and are redundant.

Adversary commanders and staffs of all combat arms and services organize reconnaissance
operations. Adversary doctrine indicates that reconnaissance is effective only if it is actively and
continuously conducted under all conditions and circumstances. Continuity of action, timeliness,
and accuracy of information are constantly stressed.

Tactical air reconnaissance is a good source of IMINT. Adversaries use air reconnaissance at all
levels with organic or supporting manned and unmanned aviation assets.

Adversary IMINT collection efforts directed against US and allied forces vary according to
weather, terrain, and the depth and density of friendly forces and their collection capabilities.
Reconnaissance aircraft, in general, also carry weapons and are capable of attacking ground
targets of opportunity. C-IMINT Collection. We must view a potential adversary's use of IMINT
to develop intelligence and targeting information as potentially damaging to our interests. We get
information on adversary IMINT operations from many different sources:

 Enemy prisoner of war (EPW) reports.
 US Air Force reports.
 Tactical and strategic reconnaissance.
 HUMINT operations.
 SATRAN. See DIAM DJS-1400-7-85 (S).
 Air defense artillery (ADA) reports.
 SPOT reports in size, activity, location, unit, time, and equipment (SALUTE) format.
 CI threat assessments, estimates, and summaries from higher, lower, and adjacent units.
 OPSEC surveys, estimates, and assessments.


CI techniques are means used to accomplish the mission efficiently and effectively. Selection of
techniques occurs at the lowest level possible by the on-scene CI element to meet the needs of the
supported military commander within the constraints of the operation and applicable regulations.
Techniques include vulnerability assessments, hostile intelligence simulation (Red Team), and covering
agent support.

VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENTS: Vulnerability assessments are studies conducted by CI
personnel to provide a supported command or agency a picture of its susceptibility to foreign
intelligence collection. These assessments may be conducted on a command, agency,
installation, subordinate element, HQ, operation, or program and are tailored to the needs of each
requestor. The objective is to provide a supported command or agency a realistic tool with which
to evaluate internal force protection or security programs, and to provide a decisionmaking aid
for the enhancement of these programs. Vulnerability assessments include

 Evaluating FIS multidiscipline intelligence collection capabilities, collection and other activities,
and PIR.
 Identifying friendly activity patterns (physical and electronic), friendly physical and electronic
signatures, and resulting profiles.
 Monitoring or collecting C-E transmissions to aid in vulnerability assessments, and providing a
more realistic and stable basis from which to recommend countermeasures.
 Identifying vulnerabilities based upon analysis of collected information and recommendations of
 Analyzing the effectiveness of implemented countermeasures.

HOSTILE INTELLIGENCE SIMULATION (RED TEAM): Upon request by a commander or program manager,
CI personnel may plan and execute a simulation of a foreign intelligence penetration of a specified
target, such as an installation, operation, or program. Such simulations are informally known as Red
Team operations. There is no single structure or composition for a Red Team. It is an array of MDCI
resources which are selectively employed during the operation. Red Team operations include the full
range of MDCI activities to include those activities formerly performed as vulnerability assessments that
may be applied to replicate the FIS threat.

Red Team operations provide a supported command or agency a tool to evaluate internal force
protection or security programs, and a decisionmaking aid for the enhancement of these
programs. Red Team operations assist the commander or program manager and his security staff
by identifying vulnerabilities based upon analysis of the collected information and
recommending countermeasures to reduce or negate those vulnerabilities.

Red Team operations should be carried out as realistically as possible in accordance with AR
381-10 and AR 381-20. Red Team operations should be conducted by the most experienced CI
personnel available after thorough coordination with the unit commander and security manager.
These operations require extensive preparation. A full multidiscipline Red Team operation would
require support from EAC CI elements.

Commanders must ensure compliance with laws, policy, and regulations when employing
COMSEC monitoring, electronic surveillance, or other technical CI collection activities as part
of Red Team simulation operations.

Because of the complexity and high resource requirements, Red Team operations generally
should be limited to extremely sensitive activities, such as SAPs, although Red Team operations
may be useful in conjunction with major tactical exercises and deployments. For more
information on Red Team operations, see AR 381-20.

Red Team proposals will be documented in an OPLAN and approved by the activity head or
commander who requested the service. Red Team findings will be used to inform and educate
commanders and their security staffs on the effectiveness of their security policies and practices.
CI personnel also assist the command in enacting countermeasures to any vulnerabilities detected
by Red Team operation.

COVERING AGENT SUPPORT: CI covering agent support is the technique of assigning a
primary supporting special agent to a command or agency. This agent will conduct all routine
liaison and advice and assistance with the supported element. It ensures detailed familiarity with
the supported element's operations, personnel, security, and vulnerabilities, and in turn provides
the element with a point of contact for reporting matters of actual or potential CI interest.

Chapter 4

CI collection activities gather the information the commander needs to make decisions in support
of the overall mission. CI activities help the commander shape the battlefield. The commander
focuses the CI effort by carefully assigning missions and clearly defining the desired results. By
orienting the unit's CI capabilities, the commander decides who or what are CI targets for
collection activities. This chapter describes sources of CI information, control of sources, CI
liaison, and touches on debriefings and CFSO.
CI agents conduct CI collection operations in support of the overall mission. CI agents are
augmented by interrogators when they are available. These operations rely on the use of casual
as well as recruited sources of information to satisfy specific requirements of a command or
activity supported by CI. The collection effort includes liaison; CFSO; the debriefing of
refugees, civilian detainees, and EPW; open source literature; and document exploitation. These
operations use the techniques identified in FM 34-5 (S). AR 381-172 (S) covers the policy
concerning CFSO. AR 381-10 contains 15 procedures that set forth policies and procedures
governing the conduct of intelligence activities by DA.

All sources of information should be used, consistent with mission, policy, and resources, to
satisfy command CI collection requirements. Several sources of information are discussed

 A casual source is one who, by social or professional position, has access to information
of CI interest, usually on a continuing basis. Casual sources usually can be relied on to
provide information which is routinely available to them. They are under no obligation to
provide information. Casual sources include private citizens, such as retired officials or
other prominent residents of an area. Members of private organizations also may furnish
information of value.
 Official sources are liaison contacts. CI personnel conduct liaison with foreign and
domestic CI, intelligence, security, and law enforcement agencies to exchange
information and obtain assistance. CI personnel are interested in investigative,
operational, and threat information. See CI Liaison below.
 Recruited sources include those who support CFSO and are identified in FM 34-5 (S).
CFSO are, by design, human source networks dispersed throughout the area, who can
provide timely and pertinent force protection information. See FM 34-5 (S) and CI Force
Protection Source Operations below.
 Refugees, civilian detainees, and EPWs are other sources of CI information. Interrogators
normally conduct these collection operations, often with technical assistance from a CI
agent. The key to identifying the source of valuable CI force protection information is in
analyzing the information being sought and predicting who, by virtue of their regular
duties, would have regular, frequent, and unquestioned access to such information.
 Open source publications of all sorts and radio and television broadcasts are valuable
sources of information of CI interest and operational information. When information is
presented in a foreign language, linguist support is required for timely translation.
Depending on the resources, this support can be provided by interrogation personnel,
allied personnel, indigenous employees, or Reserve Component (RC) translators (97L).
 Documents not openly available, such as adversary plans and reports, are exploited in
much the same way as open source publications.


All collection operations require keeping records on sources of information. This holds true for
liaison contacts as well as casual or recruited sources. These types of operations require security
and maintenance of source information in intelligence operations channels. This helps to
preclude any compromise of sources or friendly methods of operation. This type of information,
including biographic, motivational, and communications procedures, are best maintained in CI C
2 channels. Control of source information will not preclude passage of this type of information
from one echelon to another for necessary approvals.

In handling source information, strictly adhere to the "need-to-know" policy. The number of
persons knowing about source information must be kept to a minimum. For more information on
the control of source information and CI collection activities, see FM 34-5 (S).


CI agents conduct CI liaison to obtain information, gain assistance, and coordinate or procure
material. The nature of CI activities and the many legal restrictions imposed, including SOFAs or
other agreements, make the collection of intelligence information largely dependent on effective
liaison. CI agents use liaison to obtain information and assistance and to exchange views
necessary to understand our liaison counterparts. During transition from increased tension to
open hostilities, the liaison emphasis shifts to support the combat commander. CI agents must
establish liaison with appropriate agencies before the outbreak of hostilities. Information and
cooperation gained during this period can have a major impact on the effectiveness of both
intelligence and combat operations. Liaison with foreign organizations and individuals normally
requires foreign language proficiency.

Liaison with appropriate US, host country, and allied military and civilian agencies is
fundamental to the success of CI operations and intelligence support to commanders. In many
cases, full-time liaison officers (LNOs) or sections are necessary to maintain regular contact with
appropriate organizations and individuals. In addition to national agencies, numerous local
agencies and organizations also provide assistance and information.

A basic tenet of liaison is quid pro quo (something for something) exchange. While the LNO
sometimes encounters individuals who cooperate due to a sense of duty or for unknown reasons
of their own, an exchange of information, services, material, or other assistance normally is part
of the interaction. The nature of this exchange varies widely, depending on location, culture, and
personalities involved.

The spectrum of liaison tasks ranges from establishing rapport with local record custodians to
coordinating sensitive combined operations at the national level of allied nations. Commanders
with CI assets involved in liaison should provide the following guidance:

 Liaison objectives. Liaison objectives are types of information to be collected, methods
of operations unique to the area, and command objectives to be accomplished.
 Limitations on liaison activities. These limitations include
o Prohibitions against collection of specific types of information or against
contacting certain types of individuals or organizations.
o Memorandums of Understanding with other echelons delineating liaison
o Delineation of areas of responsibility of subordinate elements.
o Director of Central Intelligence Directives (DCID).
 Administrative considerations. Some administrative considerations include
o Type, method, and channels of reporting information obtained from liaison
o Project and intelligence contingency fund cite numbers to be used.
o Funding and incentive acquisition procedures.
o Limitations on the use of intelligence contingency fund or incentives.
o Budget restraints.
o Source coding procedures, if used.
o Report numbering system.
o Procedures for requesting sanitized trading material information.
 Authority. Authority under which the specific liaison program is conducted and
guidelines for joint and combined operations are set.
 Other. Other SOPs cover related aspects, such as funding, intelligence information
reporting procedures, source administration, and areas of responsibility and jurisdiction.

In CONUS, CI liaison provides assistance in operations and investigations, precludes duplication
of effort, and frequently provides access to information not available through other CI channels.
Agents should maintain a point of contact roster or list of agencies regularly contacted. Agencies
normally contacted on a local basis include

 Military G2, S2, and personnel sections of units in the area.
 G5 and S5 representatives.
 MP and provost marshal.
 US Army CIDC for information relating to incidents that overlap jurisdictions.
 Civilian agencies such as state, county, or local police departments; state crime
commissions; state attorney general offices; and local courts.
 Local offices of federal agencies such as the FBI, Immigration and Naturalization Service
(INS), Border Patrol, Drug Enforcement Agency, and similar security agencies.
 Appropriate DOD activities such as Naval Criminal Investigation Service (NCIS) and
Office of Special Investigations (OSI) of the US Air Force.

The Office of DCSINT is responsible for liaison with the national headquarters of the
intelligence community and other agencies for policy matters and commitments. CG, INSCOM,
is the single point of contact for liaison with the FBI and other federal agencies for coordinating
operational and investigative matters.

Overseas CI liaison provides support to a number of diverse US Government agencies. This
support ranges from conducting tactical operations to fulfilling national level requirements
generated by non-DOD federal agencies. Individuals contacted may include private individuals
who can provide assistance, information, and introductions to the heads of national level host
country intelligence and security agencies. Overseas liaison includes the overt collection of
intelligence information.

Compared to the US, many countries exercise a greater degree of internal security and maintain
greater control over their civilian population. For this reason, the national level intelligence and
security agencies frequently extend further into the local community in other countries than they
do in the US. Security agencies may be distinctly separate from other intelligence organizations,
and police may have intelligence and CI missions in addition to law enforcement duties. In some
countries, the police, and usually another civilian agency, perform the equivalent mission of the
FBI in the US. This other civilian agency frequently has a foreign intelligence mission in
addition to domestic duties. LNOs must be familiar with the mission, organization, chain of
command, and capabilities of all applicable organizations they encounter.

Operational benefits derived from CI liaison include

 Establishing working relationships with various commands, agencies, or governments.
 Arranging for and coordinating joint and combined multilateral investigations and
 Exchanging operational information and intelligence within policy guidelines.
 Facilitating access to records and personnel of other agencies not otherwise available.
This includes criminal and subversive files controlled by agencies other than MI.
Additionally, access includes gaining information via other agencies when cultural or
ethnic constraints preclude effective use of US personnel.
 Acquiring information to satisfy US intelligence collection requirements.

Language proficiency is a highly desirable capability of a CI agent conducting liaison. It is easier
to deal with a liaison source if the LNO can speak directly to the source rather than speak
through an interpreter. Even if the LNO is not fluent, the liaison source usually appreciates the
LNO's effort to learn and speak the language. This often enhances rapport.

Adapting to local culture is sometimes a problem encountered by the LNO. Each culture has its
own peculiar customs and courtesies. While they may seem insignificant to US personnel, these
customs and courtesies are very important to local nationals.

Understanding a country's culture and adhering to its etiquette are very important. What is
socially acceptable behavior in the US could very well be offensive in other cultures. Knowing
the local culture helps the LNO understand the behavior and mentality of a liaison source. It also
helps in gaining rapport and avoiding embarrassment for both the liaison source and the LNO. In
many cultures, embarrassing a guest causes "loss of face." This inevitably undermines rapport
and may cause irreparable harm to the liaison effort.

The LNO also must understand the capabilities of agencies other than our own. Knowledge of
the liaison source's capabilities in terms of mission, human resources, equipment, and training is
essential before requesting information or services. Information exchanged during the conduct of
liaison is frequently sanitized. Information concerning sources, job specialty, and other sensitive
material relating to the originator's operations may be deleted. This practice is common to every
intelligence organization worldwide and should be taken into account when analyzing
information provided by another agency.

The LNO may have to deal with individuals who have had no previous contact with US agencies
and who are unsure of how to deal with a US intelligence agent. The LNO must remember that
to the liaison source, they represent the people, culture, and US Government . The liaison source
assumes the behavior of the LNO to be typical of all Americans. Once the American identity
becomes tarnished, it is difficult for the LNO, as well as any other American, to regain rapport.

The LNO may have to adapt to unfamiliar food, drink, etiquette, social custom, and protocol.
While some societies make adjustments for an "ignorant foreigner," many expect an official
visitor to be aware of local customs. The LNOs must make an effort to avoid cultural shock
when confronted by situations completely alien to his background. The LNO also must be able to
adjust to a wide variety of personalities.

Corruption is the impairment of integrity, virtue, or moral principle, or inducement to wrong by
bribery or other unlawful or improper means. In some countries, government corruption is a way
of life. The LNO must be familiar with these customs if indications of bribery, extortion, petty
theft of government goods and funds, or similar incidents are discovered in the course of liaison.
When corruption is discovered, request command guidance before continuing liaison with the
particular individual or organization. Regardless of the circumstances, exercise caution and
professionalism when encountering corruption.

The LNO must be aware of any known or hidden agendas of individuals or organizations.

Jealousy between agencies is often a problem for the LNO. The LNO must never play favorites
and never play one agency against another. Occasionally, due to the close professional
relationship developed during liaison, a source may wish to present a personal gift. If possible,
the LNO should diplomatically refuse the gift. If that is not possible, because of rapport, accept
the gift. Any gifts received must be reported in accordance with AR 1-100. The gift can be kept
only if you submit and get approved a request to do so. The same restrictions also apply to the
LNO's family.

Records and reports are essential to maintain continuity of liaison operations and must contain
information on agencies contacted. It is preferable to have a file on each organization or
individual contacted to provide a quick reference concerning location, organization, mission, and
similar liaison-related information. Limit information to name, position, organization, and
contact procedures when liaison is a US person. For liaison contacts with foreign persons, formal
source administrative, operational, and information reporting procedures are used. Guidance for
these procedures is in FM 34- 5 (S).


Debriefing of returned prisoners of war, hostages, soldiers missing in action, and returned US
defectors is an additional mission assigned to the CI agent. The purpose of these debriefings is to

 Determine enemy methods of operations concerning prisoner of war handling and
 Learn of enemy weaknesses.
 Gain information concerning other prisoners and soldiers missing or killed in action.
 Conduct a damage assessment.
 Identify recruitment attempts or recruitment made while soldiers or hostages were
 Obtain leads to other defectors who had access to classified information or who may have
worked for FIS before or after defection; obtain personality data about FIS personnel
with whom the defector had contact; and determine the extent of loss of classified


CFSO evolved out of low-level source operations (LLSO), defensive source operations (DSO),
and tactical agent operations (TAO). LLSO are still accomplished by non-CI teams charged with
these types of missions. See FM 34-5 (S). The change in terminology was a result of the push for
similar terminology amongst separate service activities responsible for source operations and to
tie these operations directly to the force protection support needs of the combat commander.

CFSO support force protection of deployed US Forces and are governed by AR 381-172 (S).
CFSO are conducted when directed by the theater CINC or Army component commander or
their senior intelligence officers, and are conducted and supervised by CI officers and agents
with appropriate linguist support from HUMINT collectors-interrogators.

CFSO fill the intelligence gap between the needs of the combat commander and national level
requirements. These operations are designed to be both aggressive and flexible in nature to
quickly respond to the needs of the supported command. CFSO are focused to collect force
protection information on local terrorists, saboteurs, subversive activities, and other hostile
activities affecting the security of deployed US Forces.

All considerations listed previously in CI Liaison involving liaison contacts, specifically
language proficiency, local customs, and capabilities are germane to CFSO. For more
information on CFSO, see AR 381-172 (S) and FM 34-5 (S).

Chapter 5

Analysis and production is the heart of intelligence. No matter what quality and quantity of
information is gathered, it does absolutely no good if the information is not turned into
intelligence and disseminated to the commander in time for him to use it in the decisionmaking
process. The same is doubly true of CI. CI agents, interrogators, and MDCI analysts work in
teams to gather information, process it into intelligence, put it into products usable at all levels,
and disseminate it in time to keep our commander's decision time inside the decision time
required by an adversary.
CI analysis and production is focused on three well-defined FIS activities: HUMINT, SIGINT,
and IMINT. The process of countering each of these disciplines involves a threat assessment,
vulnerability assessment, development of countermeasures options, countermeasures
implementation, and countermeasures evaluation. These are referred to as the five-step CI
process. (See Section II through Section V of Appendix B.) But they are more than that.

 While each step is a product, it is also a process. Each step can stand alone, yet each depends
upon the other for validity. Once begun, the five-step CI process becomes cyclic. The cyclic
process does not end, for within each step is the requirement for continuous updating of the CI
database. This is necessitated by any new information reflecting change in either the FIS
posture, the friendly posture, or both.
 Because FIS activities involve collection, analysis, and production and are themselves
multidisciplined, efforts to counter FIS activities will likewise be multidisciplined and will require
collection, analysis, and production in order to be successful. The analyst will be able to produce
a truly multidisciplined product only if collection is productive.
 Collection is a single discipline function and the attendant initial analysis is likewise a single
discipline. The fusion and refined analysis of individual disciplines occurs at various echelons of
command, specifically the ACE at theater, corps, and division and at the Army CI Center, 902d
MI Group, Fort Meade, MD.

CI analysis is by no means exclusive to Army agencies, but is a crucial activity of DOD. CI
analysis is performed at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), as well as other federal agencies
such as the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), FBI, and the National CI Center. CI analysis
must be performed by highly trained, experienced, and skilled analysts using the latest
technology and modern methods of planning and directing, processing, producing, and

C-HUMINT: HUMINT analysis focuses not only upon the FIS entity or entities operating in the
area but also upon the intelligence product most likely being developed through their collection
activities. The analytical effort should attempt to identify the FIS HUMINT cycle (collection,
analysis, production, targeting) and FIS personalities. To produce a complete product, the MDCI
analyst may need access to considerable data and require significant resources. The MDCI
analyst will require collection in the areas of subversion, espionage, sabotage, terrorism, and
other HUMINT supported activities. Collection of friendly data is also required to substantiate
analytical findings and recommendations. Consistent with time, mission, and availability of
resources, efforts must be made to provide an analytical product that identifies FIS efforts.

C-SIGINT: SIGINT like C-HUMINT focuses upon the FIS entities which can collect on
friendly forces. It also focuses on the intelligence which is most likely being collected. Also like
C-HUMINT and C-IMINT, any C-SIGINT analysis effort should be fully automated (data
storage, sorting, and filing). The MDCI analyst requires SIGINT data collection to support
vulnerability assessment and countermeasures evaluation. Validation of vulnerabilities (data
capturable by FIS SIGINT) and the effectiveness of implemented countermeasures (a before and
after comparison of electromagnetic signatures and data) will be nearly impossible without active
and timely collection as a prerequisite to analysis. The MDCI analyst requires a comprehensive,
relational database consisting of FIS SIGINT systems, installations, methodology, and associated
SIGINT cycle data. In addition, all friendly C-E systems and user unit identification must be
readily available, as well as a library of countermeasures and a history of those previously
implemented countermeasures and results. Ideally, the MDCI analyst should, at any given time,
be able to forecast FIS SIGINT activity. However, such predictions must rely upon other CI,
interrogator, SIGINT, and IMINT collection as well as access to adjacent friendly unit CI files.
Information on FIS SIGINT must be readily accessible from intelligence elements higher as well
as lower in echelon than the supported command.

C-IMINT: IMINT requires the analyst to have an indepth knowledge of the supported
commander's plans, intentions, and proposed AO as far in advance of commitment as possible.
The analyst must have access to all available data and intelligence on FIS IMINT methodology,
systems, and processing as well as indepth information on commercial satellite systems and their
availability to the foreign consumer. The analyst attempts to define the specific imagery platform
deployed against US Forces and the cycle involved (time based) from time of imaging through
analysis to targeting. Knowledge of FIS intelligence cycle to targeting is critical in developing
countermeasures to defeat, destroy, or deceive FIS IMINT. For ground-based HUMINT oriented
IMINT (video cassette recorders [VCRs], cameras, host nation curiosity, news media
organizations) the CI team will be required to collect the data for the analyst. This type of
information cannot be reasonably considered to exist in any current database.

Traditional FIS IMINT data is readily available and should not require any CI collection effort.
However, collection to support CI (overflights of friendly forces by friendly forces) during
identified, critical, and IMINT vulnerable times will validate other CI findings and justify
countermeasures. This "collection" will be of immense value to the analyst and the supported
commander in determining what, if anything, FIS imagery has captured. It must be done within
the established or accepted FIS activity cycle.

The CI analyst uses the tools and skills identified in this chapter and in FM 34-3. The
intelligence analyst focuses on "how we see the opposition"; the MDCI analyst focuses on this
and "how the opposition sees us." The MDCI analyst must also focus on how to counter the
opposition's collection efforts. Where the intelligence analyst is a subject matter expert on the
opposition, the MDCI analyst, in addition to having an indepth understanding and expertise on
foreign intelligence collection capabilities, must have a good working knowledge of our own
force. The CI analysis assets of the ACE must be fully integrated into the ASAS as well as the
single-source C-HUMINT processor. They require access to all-source data that is applicable to
CI analytical products.

The principles and techniques identified in FM 34-3 apply equally in CI analysis. This chapter
focuses specifically on the application of analysis on CI matters.


The CI and C-HUMINT multidiscipline assets of the ACE are under the staff supervision of the
G2 at theater, corps, and division levels. Theater ACE staffing is provided from the operations
battalion of the theater MI brigade. Corps ACE staffing is provided from the corps MI brigade
headquarters and operations battalion. Division ACE staffing is provided by personnel assigned
to the headquarters company of the divisional MI battalion. In addition to CI personnel, an all-
source mix of single discipline analysts is sometimes required for interpretation to produce the
CI analytical products required by the commander at each echelon. CI products are also critical
to the function of the G3 OPSEC and deception cells as well.

The CI mission is a diverse and all-encompassing CI analytical effort. MDCI analysts perform
the following functions:

 Analyze the multidiscipline intelligence collection threat targeted against friendly forces.
 Assess opposition intelligence collection threat vulnerabilities and susceptibilities to friendly
deception efforts.
 Support friendly vulnerability assessment.
 Develop, evaluate, and recommend countermeasures to the commander. These
countermeasures reduce, eliminate, or take advantage of friendly force vulnerabilities.
 Support rear operations by identifying collection threats to rear area units and installations, to
include low-level agents responsible for sabotage and subversion.
 Nominate targets for exploitation, neutralization, or destruction.
 Develop and maintain a comprehensive and current CI database.
 Identify information gaps in the form of intelligence requirements and provide requirements to
the collection management element. This element will task collection missions to the
appropriate supporting MI element or request information from higher echelons.

Specific responsibilities pertaining to analysis of FIS use of HUMINT, SIGINT, and IMINT

 C-HUMINT analysis includes—
o Analyzing and assessing the espionage, terrorism, subversion, treason, sedition, and
sabotage threats.
o Analyzing enemy HUMINT collection capabilities and activities, and further analyzing
how those collection capabilities can affect the friendly command.
o Analyzing Level I threats such as enemy controlled agents or partisan collection, and
Level II threats such as diversionary and sabotage operations conducted by
unconventional forces.
o Recommending countermeasures and deception.
o Nominating targets for exploitation, neutralization, or elimination.
 C-SIGINT analysis includes—
o Analyzing and assessing foreign SIGINT collection capabilities and activities.
o Comparing opposition collection systems capabilities against friendly targets.
o Identifying, analyzing, and assessing friendly electronic patterns and signatures.
o Analyzing friendly vulnerabilities against foreign SIGINT collection efforts.
o Recommending countermeasures and deception.
o Nominating enemy SIGINT targets for exploitation, neutralization, or destruction.
 C-IMINT analysis includes—
o Analyzing and assessing adversary imagery collection capabilities and activities, to
include ground, air, and space systems. Threat systems include anything from hand-held
cameras to satellite platforms, or fixed or rotary-wing aircraft and unmanned aerial
vehicles (UAVs). The assessment should include adversary access to commercial satellite
imagery and the ability to properly analyze the imagery.
o Measuring enemy collection systems against friendly targets.
o Identifying, analyzing, and assessing friendly patterns, signatures, and vulnerabilities for
subsequent development and recommendation of countermeasures and deception.
o Nominating opposition IMINT systems for exploitation, neutralization, or destruction.

Other intelligence support to CI analysis cannot be conducted without the support of all three
intelligence disciplines—HUMINT, SIGINT, and IMINT. These disciplines collect critical
information on adversary collection, analysis, and dissemination systems. Analysts extract
information from the all-source database within the ACE to determine adversary collection
capabilities and operations. These systems, coincidentally, collect a great deal of intelligence on
friendly forces. This intelligence is vital in evaluating friendly profiles and thereby determining
their vulnerabilities. If the situation warrants, we can task friendly collection systems to
specifically collect information on friendly forces for the MDCI analysts through the collection
management team.

The CI mission mandates a wide range of functions and tasks that are accomplished in peace and
at all intensities of conflict. CI operational activities perform such functions as investigations,
operations, and collection. Their products are of great value to the MDCI analyst. MDCI analysts
work with CI teams and the collection management team in the ACE, and maintain rapport with
operational CI and interrogation personnel in the AO in order to obtain information from all


The G2 nominates targets that enable the commander to exploit, neutralize, or destroy the
enemy. The ability to recommend target nominations to the G2 is one of the most important
contributions of the CI interrogator or CI teams.

The CI team develops target nominations by using MDCI products developed in the analytical
process. Target nominations are coordinated through the single-source analysis section and all-
source intelligence section for inclusion on the G2's list of high-value targets (HVTs). The
commander, G3, G2, and fire support coordinator comprise an informal targeting team that
develops the high-payoff target (HPT) list from the list of HVTs through the wargaming process.
HPTs are those that must be acquired and attacked in order to ensure success of friendly
operations. Approved targets are listed in CI threat assessments and briefings, in accordance with
the unit SOP. The G2 or G3 disseminates decisions concerning actions to be taken with regard to
targets. For detailed information on the operations of the ACE, see FM 34-25-3. For more
information on the targeting process, see FM 6-20-10.

The commander directs that HPTs be countered in three ways— exploitation, neutralization, or
destruction. Targets for exploitation are monitored for their value to friendly operations. Targets
for neutralization may be isolated, damaged, or otherwise rendered ineffective so they cannot
interfere with the success of friendly operations. Targets for destruction are killed.

Exploited targets can assist commanders in securing their forces and operations; and identifying
windows of operational risk, areas of operational risk, and windows of operational advantage.
Exploited targets can be a combat multiplier. Exploitation should be used when the opposition
element or resource can be manipulated, controlled, or in some other manner used to the
advantage of the friendly force. This usually occurs when the identity, capability, location, and
intentions of the target are known. Key considerations in nominating targets for exploitation

 Friendly forces' ability to deceive, control, or manipulate the target.
 Neutralization or destruction which is not possible or practical.
 Exploitation which will benefit friendly forces.
 Benefits to the friendly force which outweigh neutralization or destruction.

Targets should be neutralized when the opposition elements or resources are known and located by the
friendly force, and can be rendered ineffective. Actions taken to neutralize targets can be offensive or
defensive measures which prevent the opposition from achieving its objective. Usually, destruction or
elimination of these targets is neither possible nor practical.

Key considerations in nominating targets for neutralization include—

 Friendly forces' inability to destroy or eliminate the target.
 Knowledge or ability to know the target's location, identity, capability, and intentions.
 Friendly operational activities and resources targeted by the opposition.
 Ability of friendly forces to neutralize the target.

Targets which may be considered for neutralization are—

 Targets which can be effectively jammed.
 Targets which can be isolated from their objectives through the use of physical obstacles,
including barriers, friendly maneuver, and entrapment.
 Known opposition collectors against which friendly force countermeasures can be implemented.

Countermeasures developed to neutralize a target are specific measures in addition to OPSEC
measures. This may include moving a tactical operations center (TOC) during a known window
of advantage; working with the G4 to redesignate main supply routes based on a known threat;
and recommending barrier locations to engineers. Remember, nominating targets for destruction
or elimination is almost always preferable to nominating targets for neutralization or
recommending actions to neutralize targets—provided destruction of the target is practical.

Destruction or elimination of targets. These targets are battalion size or smaller, which the
friendly force can destroy or render combat ineffective or render intelligence collection
ineffective. Usually, the identity, capability, intentions, and locations are known. Targets which
may be recommended for destruction include

 Bases of airborne reconnaissance units.
 Hostile intelligence services operatives, saboteurs, and terrorists.
 Base camps for opposition unconventional warfare forces either in friendly or opposition
 Special purpose forces.
 The entire spectrum of enemy intelligence collection, analysis, and dissemination systems,
including critical enemy command posts (CPs).

MP, special reaction forces, attack helicopters, field artillery, tactical air, or infantry can destroy
targets. When nominating for destruction targets which are located behind friendly lines, the
analyst must consider the risk to friendly forces in making the recommendation. Exact CI
analysis, fully coordinated with the G3, is essential. If all the necessary information for
destruction of the target with minimal risk to friendly forces is not available, it may be better to
recommend neutralization of the target.


 The ability of friendly forces to destroy the target without undue risk.
 The ability to isolate, locate, and identify the target.
 The availability of friendly forces to accomplish destruction.
 The destruction is beneficial to friendly forces.
 The overall gains outweigh potential risks.

The end purpose of all analysis is to enable the friendly commander to engage and destroy the
opposition. Where the opposition cannot be destroyed outright, the friendly commander must be
able to exploit or neutralize them. This must be accomplished with minimal loss of friendly
forces. CI analysis contributes to the accomplishment of each of these missions.


CI analysis products convey the essence of the CI analysis to the commander and staff and
higher, lower, and adjacent units. MDCI analysts prepare C-HUMINT, C-SIGINT, and C-IMINT
products that become the analytical tools used to produce collective CI products. CI products
also provide OPSEC or deception planners critical information required for their operations.
Among these products are rear operations IPB; MDCI summaries (MDCISUMs); CI threat
assessments; CI situation overlays; and CI estimates.

REAR OPERATIONS IPB: In every operation, someone has to watch the back door. That
someone is the MDCI analyst. Working in the rear CP or the combat service support CP, the
MDCI analyst works through the steps of the IPB process taking a slightly different approach
than his counterparts in the main CP. Specific responsibilities follow:

 MDCI analysts use maps at a scale of 1:50,000 or larger (1:25,000 scale or town plans at
1:12,500 scale are even better). This scale permits them to obtain the resolution needed to
precisely locate and evaluate terrain suitable for Level I or II threats.
 MDCI analysts identify the most probable area for a small threat insertion of perhaps 6 to 10
personnel. They also identify a Level III threat. Insertion of a Level III threat in the rear area
would most likely take place as a cross-forward line of own troops (FLOT) operation. Close
coordination with ACE analysts ensures the inclusion of IPB products to predict this threat.
 Divisional analysts are concerned with the division rear area up to the brigade rear area.
 Corps analysts would concentrate on the corps rear area down through the division rear area.
 EAC ACE is concerned with the communications zone down through the corps rear area.
 FORSCOM J2 is responsible for CONUS rear operations IPB.

During peacetime, the MDCI analyst builds an extensive database for each potential area in
which threat intelligence collectors or battalion size or smaller units might operate. He analyzes
this intelligence base in detail to determine the impact of enemy, weather, and terrain on
operations and presents it in graphic form. The analysis has the added ingredient of assisting in
the assessment of friendly COAs from the enemy's perspective. Graphics assist the commander
in identifying targets as they enter the battle area. Because rear operations IPB targets consist of
small units or threat intelligence collection resources, these targets are not as prominent as those
viewed in the all-source products.

However, the process still generates HVTs and HPTs. Additionally, rear operations IPB assists in
determining friendly HVTs and HPTs from the enemy's perspective. These are the friendly
critical nodes or clusters susceptible to enemy collection or hostile action that are deemed critical
to successful operations. Rear operations IPB and IPB threat evaluation use the same analytical
technique—templating. Rear operations IPB templates are similar to IPB templates in the main
battlefield area. They provide a comparative intelligence database for integrating threat
intelligence collection activities and small unit operations with the weather and terrain for a
specific area. This enables the MDCI analyst to graphically portray enemy intelligence collection
and small unit capabilities; depict probable COAs both before and during the battle; and confirm
or refute predictions.

Both rear operations IPB templates and IPB templates are dynamic and require continual review.
Not only do they portray enemy intelligence elements and small unit characteristics but they also
seek to graphically portray named areas of interest (NAIs). Like the IPB process, rear operations
IPB develops and employs doctrinal, situational, and event templates, and matrices that focus on
intelligence collection and identifying which COA an adversary will execute. These COA
models are products the staff will use to portray the threat in the decisionmaking and targeting

MDCI analysts develop and maintain templates throughout the IPB process and provide the basis
for collection and further CI analysis. The analyst's ultimate goal is the nomination of targets for
exploitation, neutralization, suppression, harassment, and destruction. For more information on
IPB, see FM 34-130.

MDCI SUMMARY: The MDCISUM is a graphic portrayal of the current situation from a CI
point of view. The MDCI analyst uses the MDCISUM to show known adversary collection units,
as well as Levels I and II threats within the friendly area. The MDCISUM is a periodic report
usually covering a 12-hour period. It shows friendly targets identified as adversary objectives
during the specified timeframe as shown in Figure 5-1. The MDCI analyst includes a clear,
concise legend on each MDCISUM showing the time period, map reference, and symbols
identifying friendly and adversary information. As the MDCI analyst identifies a friendly critical
node, element, or resource as an adversary combat or intelligence collection target, he puts a box
around it and labels it with a "T" number. The legend explains whether the "T" is—
 A combat intelligence target.
 A source and time confirmation.
 An adversary resource or element that will attack or collect against the target in the future.
 The expected timeframe for the adversary to exploit the target.

The MDCISUM incorporates rear operations IPB products and individual and specific products
to the extent they are relevant to the MDCISUM reporting period. The MDCISUM might portray
the following information:

 Satellite or tactical reconnaissance patterns over the friendly area.
 Sweeps by enemy side looking airborne radar (SLAR) or EA air platforms to the full extent of
their maximum ranges.
 Suspected landing zones or drop zones which will be used by an enemy element in the rear area.
 Area or unit which has received unusual enemy jamming.
 Movement of an enemy mobile SIGINT site forward along with a graphic description of the
direction and depth of its targeting.
 Location of an operational enemy agent or sabotage net.
 Last known location of threat special operations forces.

The MDCI analyst retains copies of the MDCISUM to provide a historical database for future
use; to use the preparation of CI threat assessments; and to update the CI estimate. The
MDCISUM usually accompanies the graphic intelligence summary prepared by the ACE. This
allows commanders to view them simultaneously. The MDCISUM, like the graphic intelligence
summary, is an extremely valuable tool. It gives the commander critical information in a concise,
graphic manner.

paragraph statement which is published as often as necessary or when significant changes occur,
depending on the situation and the needs of the commander. As a general rule, the CI threat
assessment is disseminated by the ACE with every third or fourth MDCISUM. The CI threat
assessment provides justification for CI target nominations, a primary goal of CI analysis.
Essentially, the CI threat assessment provides the following to the consumer:
 A quick overview of significant activity during the reporting period.
 An assessment of the intelligence damage.
 A projected assessment of enemy activity for the next reporting period.
 Target nominations.

The CI threat assessment is a valuable means for providing peacetime assessment to commanders,
activities, or operations shown in Figure 5-2. This assessment also satisfies the NATO requirement for a
CI summary (INTSUM-CI).
CI SITUATION OVERLAY: The CI situation overlay is a composite of the functional area
overlay prepared by the subject matter experts assigned to perform CI analysis. The CI situation
overlay incorporates the most important information from each of the other overlays. The
functional area overlay serves as the "working" overlay, while the CI overlay is the master and
serves as the briefing overlay. It should be ready for briefings at all times. Ordinarily, the senior
MDCI analyst is responsible for maintaining the overlay; however, its preparation is a collective
effort of all members of the CI team.

CI ESTIMATE: The CI estimate is a composite study containing information from each
functional area pertaining to a specified contingency area. It is a dynamic document prepared
during peacetime and refined and updated continuously. The CI estimate addresses all friendly
AOs with the strongest emphasis on the rear area. The rear operations IPB process is tied to the
development of the CI estimate. Types of information contained in these estimates vary
depending on the contingency area. They generally contain discussions on friendly deployment
(including friendly critical nodes) and enemy intelligence collection capabilities and operations
(such as sabotage or unconventional warfare). The following are examples of information found
in an estimate:

 CONUS base.
 Major supply routes.
 Rail lines.
 Points of entry.
 Air and sea lanes.
 Air points of departure and sea points of departure.
 Staging areas.
 Maneuver areas.
 Host nation support and nature of resistance in any US AO.
 Assessment of threats to the logistic system.
 Enemy multidiscipline collection capabilities.
 Level I or II threats.
Figure 5-2. CI threat assessment



a. HUMINT: Summarize in one paragraph all known HUMINT activity during the reporting period.
Compile data from HUMINT situation overlay, matrices, link diagrams, and MDCISUMs.

b. SIGINT: Summarize in one paragraph all known SIGINT activity during the reporting period.
Compile data from SIGINT situation overlay, matrices, direction charts, and MDCISUMs.

c. IMINT: Summarize in one paragraph all known IMINT activity during the reporting period.
Compile data from IMINT situation overlay, matrices, pattern and analysis charts, and

d. Other: Summarize all other enemy activity that is not already addressed using the same
analytical tools.


Briefly assess the intelligence damage to the friendly units for which the assessment is being prepared.
Assessment is based on enemy collection activities that were traced, analyzed, and reported in
MDCISUMs and were measured against the friendly force operations profile and countermeasures
implemented by the friendly force. Coordination with G3 OPSEC staff element is essential in preparing
this paragraph.


a. HUMINT: Using the same analytical tools identified in paragraph 1A above, plus IPB, project
or assess enemy HUMINT activity for the next reporting period.

b. SIGINT: Using the same analytical tools identified in paragraph 1B above, plus IPB, project
or assess enemy SIGINT activity for the next reporting period.

c. IMINT: Using the same analytical tools identified in paragraph 1C above, plus IPB, project or
assess enemy IMINT activity for the next reporting period.
d. Other: Using the same analytical tools identified in paragraph 1D above, plus IPB, project or
assess all other enemy activity for the next reporting period that is not otherwise addressed in the
HUMINT, SIGINT, or IMINT assessments.


a. Exploitation: Using aforementioned information and all other analytical tools, identify any
targets worthy of exploitation. Provide recommended time frames, locations, methods of
exploitation, justification, and any other pertinent data.

b. Neutralization: Using aforementioned information and all other analytical tools, identify any
targets worthy of neutralization. Provide recommended time frames, methods of neutralization,
locations, justification, and any other pertinent data.

c. Destruction or Elimination: Using aforementioned information and all other analytical tools,
identify any targets worthy of destruction or elimination. Provide recommended methods for
engagement, time frames, locations, justification, and any other pertinent data.

NOTE: All target nominations must have G2 or G3 approval before dissemination or
presentation to the commander or his designated representative for decision. Coordination with
appropriate elements, consistent with type nomination, is essential.


These considerations necessitate complete CI analysis of the threat and an assessment of friendly
critical nodes and targets. Some of these friendly targets will be identified almost out of common
sense, but others will require a concerted analytical effort. In preparing the CI estimate, the team
should first concentrate on identifying friendly critical nodes and targets and then examine the
threat. It should then evaluate the target with respect to their relative criticality, accessibility,
vulnerability, and the potential effect of their destruction. This is done for both friendly and
enemy targets under the purview of the team. Figure 5-3 is an example of the CI estimate.
Figure 5-3. CI Estimate


Headquarters Place Date, Time, and Zone CI Estimate Number.

References: Maps, charts, or other documents.


The restated mission determined by the commander.


Summarizes the analysis of the AOs.

a. Weather.

(1) Factors . Include light data and either a weather forecast or climatic information, as
appropriate. Use appendixes for graphic representation or weather factors and other details.

(2) Effect on enemy COAs . Discuss the effects of weather on possible enemy COAs (for
example, sabotage, subversion, raids, air operations) in terms of mobility, concealment, and
logistic sustainability. Discuss in terms of Level I or II threat, and enemy all-source intelligence
collection operations.

b. Terrain.

(1) Existing situation . Use graphic symbols where possible especially for cover, concealment,
and logistic sustainability. Use annexes for detailed information. Information covering
observation, fields of fire, obstacles, key terrain, and approaches to the probable target aid in
determining insurgent terrain. Also, consider graphics for critical facilities and buildings.

(2) Effect on enemy COAs . Discuss in the same manner as for effects of weather in a(2) above.
Discuss in detail those areas favorable and unfavorable to the levels of threat I or II enemy all-
source intelligence collection opportunities.

(3) Effect on own COAs . Discuss in the same manner as for effects of weather in a(2) above.
Note the positive or detrimental effects on response forces and defensive measures.

c. Other characteristics. Include in subparagraphs any of the following factors or characteristics
which pertain to friendly area activity (emphasis on rear area): population, ethnicity, religious
makeup, literacy rate, medical considerations, economic stability, transportation, mass media,
public services, and current political situation.


Information on the enemy which will permit later development of enemy capabilities and vulnerabilities
and refinement of these capabilities into specific COAs and their adoption.

a. Disposition. Reference overlays, enemy situation maps, or previously published documents.
Location of potential threat forces may be difficult to pinpoint, but the greater the detail, the
more thorough the analysis. Separate by level and type of threat (that is, combat Levels I and II
threats) or intelligence.

b. Composition. Summary of the OB of conventional Levels I and II threats, intelligence
collection units and elements, and the structure or organization of paramilitary and/or terrorist
groups. Separate by level and type of threat.

c. Strength. This listing assists in developing enemy capabilities and vulnerabilities.
Conventional and intelligence threats are discussed as in a regular intelligence estimate.
Terrorist, paramilitary, and other threats need to be assessed based on support from populace,
monetary base, supplies, armament, personnel, and other pertinent considerations. Use
subparagraphs to address the different threats. Separate by level and type of threat.

d. Recent and present significant activities. Items of information are listed to provide bases for
analysis to determine relative probability of adoption of specific COAs and enemy
vulnerabilities. Enemy failures to take expected actions are listed as well as positive information.
Include recent all-source collection activities, terrorist actions, and other indications.

e. Peculiarities and weaknesses. For conventional and intelligence collection threats, discuss as
in an intelligence estimate. For terrorist, paramilitary, or other unconventional threats, discuss
such pertinent information as leadership (key personalities), equipment, finances, and relations
with the local populace.


Based on all the previous information and analysis, develop and list enemy capabilities to conduct
operations against the friendly area, with emphasis on the rear area. The listing provides a basis for
analyzing the available information to arrive at those capabilities that the enemy can adopt as specific
COAs and their relative probability of adoption.

Separate items by levels and type of threat.
a. Enumeration. State what, when, where, in what strength, and by what method for each threat.

b. Analysis and discussion. Each enumerated threat is discussed in terms of indicators of
adoption or rejection. The intent is to assess the likelihood of a given threat taking a given action.
Consider all information previously recorded in this estimate. Some threats may not have any
indicators of rejection listed due to insufficient data.


Based on all previous information and analysis, develop, to the extent possible, a listing of potential
enemy targets. Ensure you can identify, at a minimum: target identity, capability, location or projected
location, and projected intentions. Ascertain if targets can be exploited, neutralized, destroyed, or
eliminated. Use subparagraphs and/or annexes as needed.


a. Effects of AOs on own COAs. Indicate weaknesses in ability of response forces to react in
defensive measures.

b. HVT analysis based on the criticality, accessibility, recuperability, vulnerability, and effect
(CARVE) format. Such targets range from bridges to friendly units, public services, and key
facilities. Complete for both friendly and enemy targets.

c. Probable enemy COAs. COAs are listed in order of relative probability of action. However,
insufficient data may only permit the probable level of threat for a given target.

d. Enemy vulnerabilities. List the effects of peculiarities and weaknesses that result in
vulnerabilities that are exploitable. Annexes (as required): Annexes may include graphic analysis
products which support the estimate such as link diagrams, association matrices, rear operations
IPB products, or black, white, and gray lists distributed to units requiring them.


Appendix A
Appendix A contains information on operations of CI interest, and on the C-HUMINT analysis
performed by MDCI analysts. It contains basic information for the C-HUMINT agent and
analyst as well as the interrogator. The appendix describes those procedures employed to conduct
two types of investigations as well as the legal principles important to successful completion of
investigations. The investigative techniques and legal principles are presented to help expedite
investigations and keep them from being bogged down and rendered ineffective by technical and
legal errors. These general principles are reinforced by investigative SOPs promulgated by those
commands that conduct investigations.


C-HUMINT, to include investigations, operations, collections, and analysis and production, have
their own unique techniques and procedures. These techniques and procedures include

 Basic Investigative Techniques and Procedures.
 Investigative Legal Principles.
 Technical Investigative Techniques.
 Screening, Cordon, and Search Operations.
 Personalities, Organizations, and Installations List.
 Counter-Human Intelligence Analysis.
 Personnel Security Investigations.
 Counterintelligence Investigations.

Each is covered in some detail in this appendix.

Section I
Appendix A

A-I-1. General.

The basic investigative techniques and procedures described in this section apply to both primary
types of investigations: PSI and CI (also called SAEDA) investigations. Specific information for
PSI is contained in Section VII to this appendix, while CI investigations is contained in Section
VIII to this appendix.

A-I-2. Legal Principles.

a. Most CI investigations go beyond arrest and prosecution of suspects. If an investigation cannot
evolve into a more productive CI operation, and when further exploitation is not possible, the
objectives must be deterrence or prevention and prosecution of the suspects. Therefore, the
procedures used during an investigation must be compatible with the requirements for

b. Investigations must be conducted in accordance with the principles of law and the rules of
evidence which govern the prosecution of any criminal activity. CI personnel must have a
thorough understanding of the legal principles (see Section II to Appendix A) and procedures
involved in conducting an investigation for three reasons:

(1) To strictly apply them in all investigative activity.

(2) To be guided by them in cases not foreseen, when there is no time to seek specific guidance
or assistance.

(3) To be able to recognize those cases where specific guidance or assistance and approval must
be obtained before proceeding further.

c. Basic legal principles will always apply to CI investigative situations. The legal principles are
designed to ensure that the legal rights of subjects or suspects are observed. It is important to
ensure that the potential ability to prosecute any given case is not jeopardized by illegal or
improper CI investigative techniques. In addition, CI personnel involved in investigative
activities must obtain advice from the Staff Judge Advocate (SJA) or legal officer to implement
recent court decisions interpreting statutes and regulations.

d. In cases where prosecution is a possibility, CI investigative personnel should brief the SJA
trial counsel in the initial stages of the investigation. After coordination with the SCO and
obtaining command approval, it will support the prosecution's case and provide insight to the CI
agent regarding case direction. AR 195-5 and FM 19-20 cover the legal aspects of gathering,
handling, and controlling evidence.

A-I-3. Investigative Techniques.

Checking files and records for pertinent information on the subject of the investigation is the first
action in CI investigations. Checks should begin with local unit files and expand to include the
Investigative Records Repository and other military services and civilian agencies. (No Army
element will retain in its files any information which is prohibited by AR 381-10.) The full
exploitation of records examination as an investigative tool depends on several factors which the
CI agent must consider.

a. The CI agent must know what, where, by whom, and for what purpose records are maintained
throughout the AO. Upon assignment to an operational unit, the initial orientation should stress
that the agent be thoroughly familiar with records that may be of assistance in investigations.

b. Most records are available to the CI agent upon official request. If all efforts to obtain the
desired information through official channels are unsuccessful, the information or records cannot
be subpoenaed unless legal proceedings are initiated.
c. There are occasions when documentary information or evidence is best obtained through other
investigative means. The possibility of intentional deception or false information in both official
and unofficial records must always be considered. Because data is recorded in some
documentary form does not in itself ensure reliability. Many recorded statistics are untrue or
incorrect, particularly items of biographical data. They are often repetitious or unsubstantiated
information provided by the SUBJECT himself and are not to be confused with fact.

d. Reliability of records varies considerably according to the area and the status of the agency or
organization keeping the records. Records found in highly industrialized areas, for example, are
more extensive and generally far more reliable than those found in underdeveloped areas. Until
experience with a certain type of record has been sufficient to make a thorough evaluation, treat
the information with skepticism.

e. If the record is to be used in a court or board proceeding, the manner in which it is copied,
extracted, or preserved will have a bearing on its use as evidence.

f. In CI investigations, the absence of a record is often just as important as its existence. This is
especially important in the investigation of biographical data furnished by the SUBJECT of a CI
investigation. The systematic and meticulous examination of records to confirm or refute a
SUBJECT's story is very often the best means of breaking the cover story of an enemy
intelligence agent.

g. The types and content of records vary markedly with the AO. Regardless of the area, the CI
agent must be aware of the types of records the agent may use in conducting investigations.
Available records include police and security agencies, allied agencies, vital statistics, residence
registration, education, employment, citizenship, travel, military service, foreign military
records, finance records, and organization affiliation.

(1) Police and security agencies. Some major types of records which are often of value are local,
regional, and national police agencies. Most nations maintain extensive personality files covering
criminals, SUBJECTs, victims, and other persons who have come to official police attention
because of actual or alleged criminal activity. Police interest in precise descriptive details,
including photographs and fingerprint cards, often make police records particularly valuable and
usually more reliable than comparable records of other agencies. Police and security agency files
are usually divided into subcategories. The CI agent must be familiar with the records system to
ensure all pertinent files actually have been checked.

(2) Allied agencies. Access to records of allied intelligence agencies often depends on the
personal relationship between the CI representative and the custodian of the records of interest.
Such examinations are normally the assigned responsibility of an LNO. Liaison also may be
necessary with other agencies when the volume of records examinations dictate the need for a
single representative of the CI element. At times it may be necessary, due to the sensitivity of a
particular investigation, to conceal specific interest in a person whose name is to be checked. In
this instance, the name of the individual may be submitted routinely in the midst of a lengthy list
of persons (maybe five to seven) who are to be checked.
(3) Vital statistics. The recording of births, deaths, and marriages is mandatory in nearly every
nation, either by national or local law. In newly developed countries, however, this information
may be maintained only in family journals, bibles, or in very old records. In any case,
confirmation of such dates may be important. The records sought may be filed at the local level,
as is usually the case in overseas areas; or they may be kept at the state or regional level, such as
with state bureaus of vital statistics in the US. Rarely will original vital statistics records on
individuals be maintained centrally with a national agency.

(4) Residence registration. Some form of official residency registration is required in most
nations of the world. The residence record may be for tax purposes, in which case it probably
will be found on file at some local fiscal or treasury office. When the residence record is needed
for police and security purposes, it is usually kept in a separate police file. Residence directories,
telephone books, and utility company records also may be used.

(5) Education. Both public and private schools at all levels, from primary grades through
universities, have records which can serve to verify background information. The school
yearbook or comparable publication at most schools usually contains a photograph and brief
resume of the activities of each graduating class member. These books are a valuable record for
verification and as an aid to locating leads. Registrar records normally contain a limited amount
of biographical data but a detailed account of academic activities.

(6) Employment. Personnel records usually contain information on dates of employment,
positions held, salary, efficiency, reason for leaving, attendance record, special skills, and
biographical and identifying data. Access to these records for CI agents is relatively simple in the
US but may prove difficult in some overseas areas. In such areas, it may be possible to obtain the
records through liaison with local civil authorities or through private credit and business rating
firms. Depending on the AO, there may be either local, regional, or national unemployment and
social security program offices. Records of these offices often contain extensive background
material. In most cases, these data represent unsubstantiated information provided by the
applicant and cannot be regarded as confirmation of other data obtained from the same
individual. Records of the US Social Security Administration can be obtained only by the
Department of Justice through written request in cases involving high-level security

(7) Citizenship. Immigration, nationalization, passport, and similar records of all nations contain
data regarding citizenship status. In most instances, an investigation has been undertaken to
verify background information contained in such records; therefore, these records are generally
more reliable than other types. The records of both official and private refugee welfare and
assistance agencies also provide extensive details relating to the citizenship status of persons of
CI interest. As a general rule, refugee records (particularly those of private welfare groups) are
used as a source of leads rather than for verification of factual data, since they have been found
to be unreliable in nearly all AOs.

(8) Travel. A system of access to records of international travel is especially important to CI
operations in overseas areas. Such records include customs records, passport and visa
applications, passenger manifests of commercial carriers, currency exchange files, transient
residence registrations, private and government travel agency records, and frontier control
agency files. The State Department maintains passport information on US citizens; this
information is available by means of the NAC. Additionally, some units maintain records of all
personal foreign travel by any assigned member.

(9) Military service. Records of current and past members of the armed services of most nations
are detailed and usually accurate.

(a) CI agents will encounter no difficulty in obtaining access to US military service records on
official request. If a service member changes branches, has a break in service, or is hospitalized,
certain elements of information must be furnished to the control office so these records can be
located for review, if necessary. For those personnel who have changed branches of service, the
control office will need the individual's social security number (SSN), full name, and date and
place of birth. An individual's field 201 file is retired when a break in service occurs. To obtain it
for review, the control office needs the individual's full name and any former service numbers.

(b) The Adjutant General's offices or control branch files may be more complete than the
individual's field 201 file, particularly if the individual has had National Guard or Reserve duty
as a commissioned or warrant officer.

(c) Retired Army hospital records are filed by the hospital name and year. Consequently, the
name of the hospital and the correct year are required if a search of hospital records is necessary.

(10) Foreign military records. Access to foreign military records in overseas areas may be
difficult. In cases where it is not possible to examine official records, leads or pertinent
information may be obtained from unofficial unit histories, commercially published documents,
and files of various veterans organizations. Since listing or claiming military service is a
convenient means of accounting for periods of time spent in intelligence activities or periods of
imprisonment, it is frequently a critical item in dealing with possible agents of a FIS. Special
effort must be made to locate some form of record which either confirms or denies an
individual's service in a particular unit or the existence of the unit at the time and place the
individual claims to have served. OB and personality files of various intelligence services also
may be helpful.

(11) Finance records. Finance records are an important source of information. They may provide
information to indicate whether a person is living beyond one's means. They may provide
numerous leads such as leave periods and places, and identification of civilian financial

(12) Organization affiliation. Many organizations maintain records which may be of value to a
particular investigation. Examples are labor unions; social, scientific, and sports groups; and
cultural and subversive organizations. CI agents should research these organizations. But when
seeking sources of information, the CI agent must be thoroughly familiar with the organization
before attempting to exploit it. Organizations are often established as front groups or cover
vehicles for foreign intelligence operations.
h. Having determined which records may include information pertinent to an investigation, the
CI agent must select the best means to gain access and examine or copy them.

(1) The following are the procedures a CI agent should follow to gain access to records:

(a) Contact the records custodian to include medical records custodian.

(b) Use proper credentials to establish identity as a US Army Special Agent.

(c) State the purpose of the inquiry.

(d) Ask for any available information.

(2) The above procedures are commonly used in PSIs, but may also be used in certain phases of
CI investigations.

(3) The CI agent may conduct local agency checks by mail or telephone when time, money, or
physical constraints prevent personal contact with the local agency records custodian. This
procedure is discouraged unless personal contact is impossible. However, before an arrangement
of this nature begins, coordination must be made with higher headquarters and the local CI agent
in charge. Liaison is reciprocal cooperation between an agency with records of interest and the
unit. It may include authorization for a liaison representative to conduct records checks on an
exchange basis within limitations imposed by higher headquarters. This type of liaison is
normally the responsibility of a designated LNO or an additional duty for a CI agent when
discreet checks are not required.

(4) There is a risk factor with records checks. Exposure of the SUBJECT's name and the fact that
he is under investigation may alert the SUBJECT. One way to obtain record information is to
include the SUBJECT's name in a list of persons whose records are to be checked, thus pointing
no spotlight at the SUBJECT.

A-I-4. Interview Techniques.

The interview is a structured conversation designed to obtain information from another person
who is known or believed to possess information of value to an investigation. It is an official
encounter, and, as such, must be conducted in accordance with the rules of evidence and other
legal principles. Persons mentioned during interviews are all potential sources of information.
Therefore, the CI agent should attempt to influence this person in a positive way so he will want
to provide the needed information. Establish rapport between the CI agent and the interviewee;
use the proper interview techniques and the basic tools of human communication. The interview
can be categorized into one of several types:

a. PSI Reference Interview.

b. PSI SUBJECT Interview.
c. CI (SAEDA) Walk-in Interview.

d. CI (SAEDA) Source Interview.

e. CI (SAEDA) SUBJECT Interview.

NOTE: PSI interviews are discussed in detail in Section VII to Appendix A; CI interviews are
discussed in detail in Section VIII to Appendix A.

A-I-5. Interrogation Techniques.

Interrogation is obtaining the maximum amount of usable information through formal and
systematic questioning of an individual. Apply the principles and techniques of interrogation
contained in FM 34-52 to CI interrogations. CI interrogations should be conducted by at least
two CI agents.

a. The CI agent uses interrogation techniques when encountering a hostile source or SUBJECT.
The self-preservation instinct is stimulated in an individual who is considered a SUBJECT. This
deep-rooted reaction is frequently reflected in stubborn resistance to interrogation. The
SUBJECT may consider the interrogation as a battle of wits where the SUBJECT has much to
lose. The SUBJECT may look upon the CI agent as a prosecutor.

b. When interrogating a SUBJECT, the CI agent must keep in mind the two-fold objective of the

(1) Detection and prevention of activity that threatens the security of the US Army.

(2) Collection of information of intelligence interest.

c. Generally, the CI agent works toward obtaining intelligence information from the SUBJECT,
leading to a confession admissible in court.

d. When preparing for an interrogation, the CI agent should—

(1) Gather and digest (complete familiarization) all available material concerning the SUBJECT
and the case.

(2) Be familiar with those legal principles and procedures which may apply to the case at hand.
Legal requirements may differ depending on—

(a) Whether the US is at war or in a military occupation.

(b) SOFAs.

(c) Whether the SUBJECT is a US citizen or a member of the US Armed Forces.
(d) Whether the SUBJECT is an EPW.

(3) Determine the best way to approach the SUBJECT. Previous investigative efforts may have
determined that the SUBJECT is under great psychological pressure; therefore, a friendly
approach might work best. The CI agent should carefully consider the approach and the
succeeding tactics, to ensure that nothing the agent does will cause the SUBJECT to confess to a
crime he or she did not commit.

e. Before an interrogation, the CI agent must ensure the following:

(1) The interrogation room is available and free of distractions.

(2) If recording equipment is to be used, it is installed and operationally checked.

(3) All participants in the interrogation team are thoroughly briefed on the case and interrogation

(4) Sources or other persons to be used to confront the SUBJECT are available.

(5) Arrangements are made to minimize unplanned interruptions.

(6) As appropriate, arrangements are made for the SUBJECT to be held in custody or provided
billeting accommodations.

f. When conducting the interrogation, apply the basic techniques and procedures outlined in FM
34-52. The following points are important:

(1) Use background questioning to provide an opportunity to study the SUBJECT face-to-face.

(2) Avoid misinterpretation and impulsive conclusions. The fact that the person is suspected may
in itself create reactions of nervousness and emotion.

(3) Do not allow note-taking to interfere with observing the SUBJECT's reaction.

(4) Seek out all details concerning the SUBJECT's implication in a prohibited activity.

(5) Examine each of the SUBJECT's statements for its plausibility, relationship to other
statements or to known facts, and factual completeness. Discrepancies which require adjustment
frequently weaken the SUBJECT's position.

(6) Attempt to uncover flaws in details not considered relevant to the issue; finding the story's
weakness is the key to a successful interrogation.

(7) Build up to a planned final appeal as a sustained and convincing attack on the SUBJECT's
wall of resistance. Eloquent and persuasive reasoning and presenting the facts of the case may
succeed where piecemeal consideration of evidence failed to produce a confession. This appeal
may be based on overwhelming evidence, on contradictions, story discrepancies, or the
SUBJECT's emotional weaknesses.

(8) Obtain a sworn statement if the SUBJECT wants to confess. If the SUBJECT has been given
an explanation of individual rights under Article 31, Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ),
or the 5th Amendment to the US Constitution, any unsworn statement normally can be used in
court. If the SUBJECT is neither a US citizen nor a member of the armed forces, requirements
will be stipulated in the unit's SOP.

g. CI agents may use polygraph examinations as an aid to CI interrogations and investigations of
intelligence operations, but only at the direction of higher headquarters.

A-I-6. Elicitation.

Elicitation is gaining information through direct communication, where one or more of the
involved parties is not aware of the specific purpose of the conversation. Elicitation is a planned,
systematic process requiring careful preparation.

a. Preparation. Always apply elicitation with a specific purpose in mind.

(1) The objective, or information desired, is the key factor in determining the SUBJECT, the
elicitor, and the setting.

(2) Once the SUBJECT has been selected because of his or her access to or knowledge of the
desired information, numerous areas of social and official dealings may provide the setting.

(3) Before the approach, review all available intelligence files and records, personality dossiers,
and knowledge possessed by others who have previously dealt with the SUBJECT. This will
help to determine the SUBJECT's background, motivation, emotions, and psychological nature.

b. Approach. Approach the SUBJECT in normal surroundings to avoid suspicion. There are two
basic elicitation approaches: flattery and provocation. The following variations to these
approaches may be used:

(1) By appealing to the ego, self-esteem, or prominence of the SUBJECT, you may be able to
guide him or her into a conversation on the area of operation.

(2) By soliciting the SUBJECT's opinion and by insinuating that he or she is an authority on a
particular topic.

(3) By adopting an unbelieving attitude, you may be able to cause the SUBJECT to explain in
detail or to answer out of irritation. The CI agent should not provoke the subject to the point
where rapport is broken.

(4) By inserting bits of factual information on a particular topic, you may be able to influence the
SUBJECT to confirm and further expound on the topic. Use this approach carefully since it does
not lend itself to sudden impulse. Careless or over use of this technique may give away more
information than gained.

(5) By offering sincere and valid assistance, you may be able to determine the SUBJECT's
specific area of interest.

c. Conversation. Once the approach has succeeded in opening the conversation, devise
techniques to channel the conversation to the area of interest. Some common techniques

(1) An attempt to obtain more information by a vague, incomplete, or a general response.

(2) A request for additional information where the SUBJECT's response is unclear; for example,
"I agree; however, what did you mean by...?"

(3) A hypothetical situation which can be associated with a thought or idea expressed by the
SUBJECT. Many people who would make no comment concerning an actual situation will
express an opinion on hypothetical situations.

A-I-7. Opposite Sex Interview.

During the preliminary planning for an interview of a member of the opposite sex, the CI agent
must place emphasis on avoiding a compromising situation. This is particularly true when the
person to be questioned is a SUBJECT or is personally involved in a controversial matter.

a. Embarrassment is inherent in any situation where a member of the opposite sex questions a
SUBJECT concerning intimate, personal matters. The CI agent must make provisions to have
present a member of the same sex as SUBJECT when the subject matter or questions might
prove embarrassing to the SUBJECT.

b. Before interrogating a member of the opposite sex, advise the individual about the right to
request the presence of a person of the same sex. As an alternative, a CI agent of the same sex
could conduct the interview.

c. In any event, the CI agent should ensure that a third person is present, or within constant
hearing distance, during any interview of a member of the opposite sex. This person must
possess the necessary security clearance for the subject matter to be discussed.

d. Should questions arise during the interview that could prove embarrassing, the CI agent,
before asking such questions, should advise the individual being questioned that such questions
will be asked.

e. The CI agent may have another person present during such interviews, even though the Source
or SUBJECT does not make a request. If the individual being questioned objects to the presence
of another individual and would be less cooperative in another person's presence, have that
objection and its basis reduced to writing and signed by the Source or SUBJECT, and then have
the other person in attendence withdraw. If the objection is merely to the visual presence of the
third party and not to the third party listening to the statement, make provisions to have the other
person in attendence within normal voice range of the place of questioning, but out of sight.

f. In those investigations where the member of the opposite sex has a recent history of serious
mental or nervous disorders, another member of the opposite sex must be present during the

Section II
Appendix A

A-II-1. General.

This section looks at the legal basis for CI activities. It begins with a short discussion of the EO
and the implementing of DOD and Army regulations covering intelligence activities. Section II
provides strict guidelines and procedures requiring a thorough knowledge of criminal law,
methods of obtaining and processing evidence, an individual's rights, and regulation oversight. It
lays the ground work for the investigative and reporting sections to follow.

a. AR 381-10 sets policies and procedures governing the conduct of intelligence activities by
Army intelligence components. It proscribes certain types of activities. AR 381-20 implements
EO 12333, proscribing certain types of activities and strictly regulating actions commonly
referred to as special collection techniques. Currently, it is the governing regulation applicable to
MI assets. Neither regulation is a mission statement nor does it task entities or individuals to
collect information. Instead, they constitute rules of engagement for collecting information on
US persons.

b. The importance of understanding these regulations and following its guidelines to accomplish
the mission cannot be overstressed. It is imperative that the individuals requiring the collection
of information read and understand the—

(1) Restrictions placed on collecting information concerning US persons.

(2) Definition of the terms "collection" and "US person."

(3) Retention and dissemination of that information.
(4) Use of special collection techniques.

(5) Process of identifying and reporting questionable activities or activities in violation of these
regulations, US law, or the US Constitution.

c. CI agents should seek constant assistance from their local judge advocate on the interpretation
and application of the procedural guidelines contained in these regulations. Rely only on a
trained lawyer's interpretation when seeking to implement any of the special collection

d. Because of the nature of this work, CI agents must at least understand the basic legal
principles. Decisions made by the CI agent are frequently guided by legal concepts. Only a CI
agent who is familiar with governing legal principles is able to conduct these tasks efficiently,
and within the parameters of the law.

A-II-2. Criminal Law.

Although the Army agent's criminal investigatory responsibility is limited to crimes involving
national security, the CI agent must understand general criminal law as well.

a. A crime almost always requires proof of a physical act, a mental state, and the concurrence of
the act and the mental state. Criminal law is not designed to prosecute persons who commit acts
without a "guilty" intent. For example, a reflex action by an epileptic would not subject the
epileptic to criminal liability. Additionally, criminal law is not directed at punishing individuals
who privately plan criminal activity when those plans are not combined with action.

b. The act required for criminal prosecution may be a willful act or an omission to act when so
required by law. Espionage, the unauthorized receipt of classified information, is an act
punishable as a crime. The failure to report missing classified documents is an example of an
omission to act punishable as a crime. The law recognizes several different mental states.
National security crimes frequently distinguish between specific and general intent. Specific
intent requires that an individual act with one of two mental elements:

(1) Purposely, indicating a desire to cause a particular result.

(2) Knowingly, indicating that the individual is substantially certain that the act will cause the

c. General intent is indicated by an individual who commits an act with knowledge that an
unjustifiable risk of harm will occur. This definition of general intent, and the example below,
are specific to the crime of sabotage (Title 18, US Code, Sections 2151-2156) which contains
both specific and general elements, and are not necessarily representative of the notion of general
intent as a generic criminal law concept.

Alpha, a service member, places a bolt in the engine of an F-16 aircraft. If Alpha placed the bolt
in the engine with the specific intent to harm the national defense by the loss of a combat
aircraft, Alpha may be convicted of sabotage. However, if Alpha placed the bolt in the engine
because of a dissatisfaction with the service, and not to harm specifically the national defense,
he may still be convicted of sabotage. This is true because Alpha acted in a manner indicating
that he knew that an unjustifiable risk of harm would result from the act of tampering with the
aircraft. Since the loss of the aircraft would hamper the national defense effort, Alpha generally
intended to commit sabotage in knowing of the risk to the national defense by the act, and yet,
consciously disregarding the risk.

d. The inchoate or incomplete crimes are of particular importance to CI agents. These crimes are
conspiracy, attempt to commit a specific crime, and solicitation to commit a crime.

(1) Article 81, United States Manual for Courts-Martial, 1984, identifies the following elements
of conspiracy:

(a) That the accused entered into an agreement with one or more persons to commit an offense
under the code.

(b) That while the agreement continued to exist, and while the accused remained a party to the
agreement, the accused or at least one of the co-conspirators performed an act for the purpose of
bringing about the object of the conspiracy. The overt act required for a conspiracy may be legal:

Alpha and Bravo conspire to commit espionage. Bravo rents a post office box in which classified
information is to be placed to distribute to a foreign agent. At the time Bravo rents the box and
before any classified material has been placed in the box, Alpha and Bravo may be arrested and
charged with conspiracy to commit espionage.

(2) Article 80, United States Manual for Courts-Martial, 1984, lists the following elements of

(a) That the accused did a certain overt act.

(b) That the act was done with the specific intent to commit a certain offense under the code.

(c) That the act amounted to more than mere preparation.

(d) That the act apparently tended to effect the commission of the intended offense:

Alpha intends to commit espionage by receiving classified information from Bravo. Unknown to
Alpha, Bravo is actually working for CI. Bravo provides Alpha with blank papers. Alpha is
arrested as he picks up the papers. Alpha may be charged with and convicted of attempted

(3) Article 82, United States Manual for Courts-Martial, 1984, identifies the following elements
of solicitation: That the accused solicited or advised a certain person or persons to commit any of
the four offenses named in Article 82; and that the accused did so with the intent that the offense
actually be committed.
(a) Sedition and mutiny are identified in Article 94, United States Manual for Courts-Martial,
1984, as two of the four offenses that may be solicited. CI agents must, therefore, investigate to
determine whether a solicitation to commit an act of sedition or mutiny has occurred.

(b) Solicitation does not require that the substantive crime (sedition) actually be committed. The
accused need only advise or encourage another to commit the substantive crime. The remaining
two crimes under Article 82 are not of CI interest.

A-II-3. Evidence.

a. The United States Manual for Courts-Martial, 1984, contains the rules of evidence applicable
in courts-martial. AR 15-6 governs most administrative proceedings. AR 15-6 limits the
admissibility of evidence to it being relevant and material. The CI agent must only ask whether
the particular piece of evidence tends to prove or disprove a fact of consequence in the
adjudication. If it does, it is admissible in an administrative hearing. The only exception to this
rule is if the evidence violates the severely limited exclusionary rules applicable to
administrative hearings.

b. A respondent's confession or admission, obtained by unlawful coercion or inducement likely
to affect its truthfulness, will not be accepted as evidence against that respondent in an
administrative proceeding. The failure to advise a respondent of Article 31, UCMJ, or Fifth
Amendment rights does not, by itself, render the confession or admission inadmissible in an
administrative hearing. Evidence found as the result of a search, conducted or directed by a
member of the armed forces acting in an official capacity who knew the search was illegal, will
not be admissible in an administrative hearing.

c. Evidence unlawfully obtained through any of the ways covered in this appendix is generally
inadmissible as evidence against the suspect or accused. Any other evidence subsequently
obtained or derived as a result of this evidence is likewise inadmissible. Whether the use of a
particular item in evidence violates an individual's rights is usually a complex and technical
determination. The CI agent should obtain advice from the local SJA specified by the unit in its

A-II-4. Rights.

The remainder of this section discusses the constitutional rights of a suspect or accused person
during an investigation and the legal issues involved when obtaining evidence by means of
interviews or interrogations, searches and seizures, and apprehensions. A violation of a person's
legal rights will substantially, if not completely, reduce the chances of a successful criminal

a. Interviews and interrogations. Article 31, UCMJ, and the Fifth Amendment to the US
Constitution prohibit government agents from compelling any person to incriminate oneself or to
answer any question, the answer to which may tend to incriminate. One may remain absolutely
silent and not answer any questions. To be admissible against a person, a confession or
admission must be voluntary. A statement obtained through coercion (or other unlawful
inducement) is termed involuntary. Physical violence, confinement, and interrogation to the point
of exhaustion are examples of acts which may produce involuntary statements.

(1) Courts will use a "reasonable person" test to determine whether the investigator should have
considered the individual a suspect and, therefore, given an advisement of rights under Article
31, UCMJ. If individuals appear confused as to their rights or their status, the CI agent should
make every reasonable effort to remove the confusion. As the factors that affect a proper warning
may be changed by court decision, the CI agent should seek appropriate advice on a continuing
basis from a judge advocate. Under Article 31, UCMJ, anyone subject to the UCMJ who is
suspected of a crime and who is interviewed by an agent who is also subject to the UCMJ must
be advised of his rights.

(2) To enforce the constitutional prohibition against psychologically coerced confessions,
Congress, the Supreme Court, and the Court of Criminal Appeals (formerly Court of Military
Appeals) have acted to require government agents to advise all suspects and accused persons of
their legal rights before questioning. Failure to give the advisement, even to a suspect who is a
lawyer or CI agent, will result in the exclusion of the interviewee's statements at trial. Therefore,
before beginning suspect interviews, the CI agent informs the individual of his official position,
the fact that the individual is a suspect or accused, and the nature of the offense of which he is
accused or suspected. If unsure of the precise charge, the CI agent will explain, as specifically as
possible, the nature of the facts and circumstances which have resulted in the individual's being
considered a suspect.

(3) If a suspect waives the Article 31, UCMJ, rights, the government must be prepared at trial to
prove that the defendant understood the rights and chose to waive them voluntarily, knowingly,
and intelligently. This is a greater burden than merely showing that the suspect was read the
rights and did not attempt to assert or invoke them. Whether the government can sustain this
burden at trial depends largely on the testimony and written record furnished by the CI agent
who conducted the interview.

(4) The explanation of rights set forth below replaces all previous explanations of legal rights,
including the customary reading of Article 31, UCMJ, and the Fifth Amendment to the US
Constitution. A mere recitation of this advisement, however, does not assure that subsequent
statements by the suspect will be admissible in court, as it must be shown that the suspect, in
fact, understood the rights.

(5) The explanation of rights will not suffice if delivered in an offhand or ambiguous manner.
The tone of the interrogator's voice should not suggest that the advisement is a meaningless
formality. It also would be improper for the interrogator to play down the seriousness of the
investigation or play up the benefits of cooperating. In short, the interrogator must not, by words,
actions, or tone of voice, attempt to induce the individual to waive the right to remain silent or
the right to counsel. Such action will be denounced by the courts as contrary to the purpose of
the explanation of rights requirement.

(6) The same result will occur if the interrogator accidentally misstates or confuses the
provisions of the advisement. In addition, all other evidence offered will become suspect, for
besides excluding illegally obtained statements, the court may reject—and administrative boards
are free to reject—any evidence which is not the logical product of legally obtained statements.

(7) Tricking, deceiving, or emphasizing the benefits of cooperating with the government have
not been declared illegal per se. The methods used must merely be directed toward obtaining a
voluntary and trustworthy statement and not toward corrupting an otherwise proper Article 31,
UCMJ, and the Fifth Amendment rights advisement. The CI agent administers the advisement of
rights, in accordance with DA Form 3881. When the suspect appears confused or in doubt, the
interrogator should give any further explanations by way of a readvisement of the rights.

(8) If the interviewee indicates a desire to consult with counsel for any reason, the interrogator
should make no further attempt to continue the questioning until the suspect has conferred with
counsel or has been afforded the opportunity to do so. The interrogator may not subsequently
continue the questioning unless the interviewee's counsel is present (or unless the interviewee
voluntarily initiates further contact with the interrogator. If suspects decide to waive any right,
such as the right to have counsel present at the interrogation or the right to remain silent, the
interrogator will inform them that they may reassert their rights at any time.

(9) Under no circumstances will the suspect be questioned until the interrogator is satisfied that
the individual understands the rights. The interrogator will ask the suspect to sign a waiver
certificate (Part 1, DA Form 3881).

(10) If a military member, subject to the code, is suspected of an offense under the UCMJ, the
person is entitled to be represented by an attorney at government expense. This can be a military
lawyer of the member's choice or, if the requested lawyer is not reasonably available, a detailed
military lawyer from the local Trial Defense Service Office. The suspect may also retain a
civilian lawyer at no expense to the government. If an appointed counsel is refused, the suspect
must have a reasonable basis for that refusal, for example, obvious incompetency. However, the
suspect may not arbitrarily declare the counsel unacceptable.

(11) If the suspect requests a specific civilian lawyer, the interrogator must permit the suspect to
retain one, and must not continue the interrogation unless the suspect's lawyer is present when
questioning resumes, or the suspect voluntarily initiates the resumption of questioning and
declines the presence of counsel. The interrogator should assist the individual in obtaining
acceptable counsel. The interrogator may not limit the suspect to one telephone call or otherwise
interfere in the assertion of the right to counsel.

(12) Civilians generally are not entitled to have counsel provided for them by the armed services.
If a civilian suspect demands an attorney, the interrogator must permit the suspect to retain
counsel. If the suspect has no lawyer, the interrogator should aid in obtaining legal counsel by
providing the suspect with the names and addresses of local agencies that provide legal services.

(13) Such organizations as Legal Aid and the Lawyer's Referral Service are generally listed in
local telephone directories. It is to the interrogator's advantage to aid the suspect, since the
interrogator may initiate further interrogation only when the suspect is properly represented and
counsel is present at the subsequent interrogation. The interrogator should direct all questions
about legal representation to the local SJA.

(14) The interrogator should be prepared to question the SUBJECT about each right. Whenever
possible, the interrogator should make a verbatim recording of these questions and answers. If
this is not possible, the interrogator should ask the SUBJECT to acknowledge both the
advisement of rights and an understanding of each right in writing.

(15) It is highly desirable to obtain oral and written acknowledgments. With evidence of both
oral and written acknowledgments, the interrogator is well prepared to rebut any charge that the
SUBJECT did not understand the rights.

(16) The interrogator should obtain evidence in writing that the SUBJECT made a conscious and
knowledgeable decision to answer questions without a lawyer (or to speak with the assistance of
a lawyer). See Figure A-II-1 for questions to ask a SUBJECT to assure an understanding of

 Do you understand that you have the right to have a lawyer of your choice during this
interview to advise and assist you?
 Do you also understand that your right to a military counsel means a professional lawyer
and not just an officer or military superior? (Military only)
 Do you understand that the Army will provide you with a military lawyer free of charge?
 Do you understand that if you decide to answer questions that you may stop whenever
you choose?
 Do you understand that anything you say will be made a matter of written record and can
be used against you in a court of law?

Figure A-II-1. Questions to ask a SUBJECT to assure an understanding of the rights.

(17) If, at any time and for any reason, the SUBJECT indicates in any manner a reluctance to
answer any more questions or wants to see a lawyer, the interrogator must stop immediately. The
interrogator should make no attempt to persuade the SUBJECT to change his or her mind. If the
SUBJECT does not want to stop the interrogation entirely, but chooses to refuse to answer some
questions while answering others, the interrogator is under no obligation to continue but should
certainly do so in most cases.

(18) However, the interrogator must not end the interrogation in a manner calculated to
intimidate, induce, or trick the SUBJECT into answering questions that the SUBJECT does not
care to answer. Under no circumstances should the interrogator ask the SUBJECT why he or she
decided to reassert the rights.

(19) Article 31, UCMJ, also prohibits any use of coercion, unlawful influence, or unlawful
inducement in obtaining any other evidence from a SUBJECT or accused. One general rule is
that SUBJECTs may not be compelled to provide incriminating evidence against themselves
through the exercise of their own mental faculties, as for example by making an oral or written
statement. Conversely, a SUBJECT may be compelled to provide evidence if the form of
evidence will not be affected by conscious thought, and provided the means of coercion (or
compelled production) fall within the limits of fundamental decency and fairness. As examples,
Article 31, UCMJ, does not prohibit the taking of the following nontestimonial evidence from
SUBJECTs: fingerprints, blood samples, and handwriting or voice exemplars. These rules are
often quite difficult to apply unless guidance is obtained from a legal officer or judge advocate.

(20) If a SUBJECT has been interrogated without a proper rights advisement, it is possible to
correct the defect and proceed after a valid advisement of rights. If the CI agent does not know
whether a prior statement was properly obtained, or does know that an impropriety occurred, the
agent should provide an additional, accurate advisal of rights, and advise the SUBJECT that any
statements given pursuant to defective procedures will not be admissible. This technique will
minimize or eliminate the taint of the earlier errors and increase the likelihood of admissibility
for the subsequent statement. (Rule 304, Manual for Courts-Martial, 1984.)

b. Search and seizure. The Fourth Amendment of the US Constitution, the Manual for Courts-
Martial, and AR 381-10, Procedure 7, protect individuals against unreasonable searches and
seizures of their persons, houses, papers, and effects and advises that this right will not be
violated. The Fourth Amendment applies in our federal, state, and military court systems.

(1) An unlawful search is one made of a person, a person's house, papers, or effects without
probable cause to believe that thereon or therein are located certain objects which are subject to
lawful seizure. Probable cause to search exists when there is a reasonable belief that the person,
property, or evidence sought is located in the place or on the person to be searched. It means
more than "mere suspicion" or "good reason to suspect"( based, for example, on a preliminary or
unsubstantiated report), but may be based on hearsay or other legally obtained information. The
existence of probable cause to search permits an investigator to seek and obtain a search warrant
or authorization from an appropriate judicial or military authority and conduct the desired search.
The existence of probable cause may also justify an immediate search without a warrant if
exigent circumstances (for example, hot pursuit into a residence, or investigation centering
around an operable, movable vehicle) give rise to a reasonable belief that a delay to obtain a
warrant would result in removal or destruction of the evidence.

(2) Generally, evidence found as a result of an illegal search or seizure is inadmissible in a
military trial and might well taint other evidence, thus precluding further judicial action if a
timely motion is made to suppress. Seek advice from the local SJA on exceptions to this rule.
The legality of each search necessarily depends on all of the facts in each situation. A search may
be overt or covert. The following are types of legal searches:

(a) A search conducted in accordance with the authority granted by proper search warrant is
lawful. The warrant must be issued from a court or magistrate having jurisdiction over the place
searched. On the installation, this may be a military judge or magistrate. Military judges and
magistrates may issue search authorizations based upon probable cause pursuant to Military Rule
of Evidence 315(d) and AR 27-10.
(b) A search of an individual's person, the clothing worn, and of the property in immediate
possession or custody is lawful when conducted as incident to the lawful apprehension of such

(c) A search is lawful when made under circumstances requiring immediate action to prevent the
removal or disposal of property believed on reasonable grounds to be evidence of a crime. (d) A
search is legal when made with the freely given consent of the owner in possession of the
property searched. However, such consent must be the result of a knowing and willing waiver of
the rights of the individual concerned and not the mere peaceful submission to apparent lawful
authority. Circumstances may dictate the need to obtain written permission of the owner to avoid
later denials that permission was freely given.

(e) A commanding officer having jurisdiction over property owned or controlled by the US and
under the control of an armed force may lawfully authorize the search of such property. It is
immaterial whether or not the property is located in the US or a foreign country. Such a search
must also be based on probable cause.

(3) For most purposes, routine physical security inspections in accordance with AR 380-5, and
routine investigations of military or civilian personnel when entering or leaving military areas
are not considered to be searches but are treated as legitimate administrative inspections or
inventories. Contraband may be seized any time.

(4) If possible, the CI agent should request, in writing, the authority to search and should state
sufficient factual information to support a conclusion that an offense has occurred or will occur
and evidence of the offense is located at the place sought to be searched. Permission to search
should be granted by endorsement to such a request. The law of search and seizure must always
be related to the actual circumstances; the advice of an SJA or legal officer should be obtained in
any doubtful case. The following procedures, however, are valid for any search:

(a) The CI agent secures all available evidence that an offense has been committed and that
property relating to the offense is located at a specific place.

(b) The CI agent submits this evidence to the person with authority to order a search of the place
or property.

(c) If the place or property is located in a civilian community in the US, the evidence is
submitted to the judge or court with authority to issue a search warrant. To obtain a search
warrant from a civilian court, CI agents must establish liaison with local civilian police agencies
that are authorized to request search warrants and perform the search. The supporting SJA
frequently performs a military-civilian liaison function, and should be consulted when such
warrants are desired.

(d) If the place or property is located in a foreign country or occupied territory and is owned,
used, or occupied by persons subject to military law or to the law of war, the evidence is
submitted to a commanding officer of the US Forces who has jurisdiction over personnel subject
to military law or to the law of war.
(e) If the place where the property is owned or controlled by the US is under the control of an
armed force wherever located, the evidence is submitted to the commanding officer having
jurisdiction over the place where the property is located.

(f) The person with authority to order a search must find in the evidence probable cause to
believe that the specified place or property contains specific objects subject to lawful seizure.

(g) If the person finds probable cause, that person may then lawfully authorize the search.

(h) Having been authorized, the CI agent may search the specified place or property for the
specified objects.

(5) It is possible to have a legal seizure during an illegal search. (For example, the seizure of
contraband is always legal, although the illegality of the search may prevent the use of such
contraband as evidence.) It is possible to have an illegal seizure during a legal search. In any
given judicial procedure, the first point of inquiry will be the legality of the search. If it was
illegal, there will be no need to go any further; only if the search was legal will it become
necessary to determine the legality of the seizure.

(6) If the search is lawful, certain objects may be seized and admitted in evidence against the

(a) Contraband, such as property which is prohibited by law. Examples are drugs and untaxed

(b) Fruits of the crime. Property which has been wrongfully taken or possessed.

(c) Tools or means by which the crime was committed.

(d) Evidence of the crime, such as clothing.

c. Apprehension. Apprehension (called "arrest" in many civilian jurisdictions) is the taking of a
person into custody. A person has been taken into custody or apprehended when his or her
freedom of movement is restricted in any substantial way.

(1) Authorized individuals may apprehend persons subject to the UCMJ upon reasonable belief
that an offense has been committed and that the person to be apprehended committed the offense.
This is sufficient probable cause for an apprehension. The authority of the CI agent to apprehend
is specified in the following documents: Article 7, UCMJ; Rule 302, Manual for Courts-Martial,
1984; and AR 381-20.

(2) The basis for arrest by civilian police depends on the particular jurisdiction concerned. In
general, civilian police make arrests either—

(a) By a warrant upon a showing of probable cause to a magistrate.
(b) Without a warrant, but for probable cause, when a felony or misdemeanor is committed or
attempted in their presence.

(c) If a reasonable belief exists that the person committed the offense.

(3) Incident to a lawful apprehension, the SUBJECT's person, clothing that is worn, and property
in the immediate possession or control may be searched. Any weapon or means of escape may be
lawfully seized.

d. Legal restrictions. For legal restrictions, see AR 381-10. For additional explanation and
analysis see INSCOM Pamphlet 27-1. For explanations on proper handling of evidence, see AR
195-5 and FM 19-20. Questions should be referred to the serving SJA or legal advisor.

A-II-5. Intelligence Oversight.

a. AR 381-10 mandates that MI personnel conform to the spirit of the regulation in the conduct
of intelligence collection. AR 381-10, Procedure 14, concisely states:

Employees shall conduct intelligence activities only pursuant to, and in accordance with, EO
12333 and this regulation. In conducting such activities, employees shall not exceed the
authorities granted the employing DOD intelligence components by law; EO, including EO
12333, and the applicable DOD and Army directives.

b. Because of this requirement, intelligence personnel have the responsibility to understand the
limits of the authority under which they conduct an activity, and the procedures from the
regulation that apply to the given activity.

c. AR 381-10, Procedure 15, obligates each person to report any questionable intelligence
activity by electrical message through command channels to HQDA (SAIG-IO). The term
"questionable activity" refers to any conduct that constitutes or is related to an intelligence
activity that may violate the law, any EO, or any DOD or Army policy including AR 381-10.

Section III
Appendix A

A-III-1. General.

The conduct of investigations is enhanced many times by emerging sophisticated procedures
designed to simplify and shorten the time required to complete certain investigative tasks while
ensuring that all evidence, no matter how seemingly insignificant, is thoroughly evaluated. CI
units have available to them from higher supporting echelons and from within their own
resources, personnel skilled in technical investigative techniques.

a. Technical investigative techniques can contribute materially to the overall investigation.
Section III identifies how each technique contributes to the total CI effort. They can assist in
supplying the commander with factual information on which to base decisions concerning the
security of the command. Investigators can use these techniques in connection with CI and
personnel security investigations for LAAs. CI investigators selectively use the following
technical services:

1. Electronic surveillance.
2. Investigative photography.
3. Laboratory analysis.
4. Polygraph (authorized for use in local access investigations).
6. Computer CE capabilities.

b. In addition, specially trained CI agents conduct TSCM investigations to detect clandestine
surveillance systems. TSCM personnel and intelligence polygraph examiners are also trained and
experienced CI agents.

A-III-2. Electronic Surveillance.

Electronic surveillance is the use of electronic devices to monitor conversations, activities,
sound, or electronic impulses. It is an aid in conducting investigative activities. The US
Constitution; EO 12333; and AR 381-10, AR 381-14 (S), and AR 381-20 regulate the use of
wiretapping and electronic eavesdropping.

a. Technical surveillance methodology, including those employed by FIS, consists of—

(1) Pickup devices. A typical system involves a transducer (such as a microphone, video camera,
or similar device) to pick up sound or video images and convert them to electrical impulses.
Pickup devices are available in practically any size and form. They may appear to be common
items, such as fountain pens, tie clasps, wristwatches, or household or office fixtures. It is
important to note that the target area does not have to be physically entered to install a pickup
device. The availability of a power supply is the major limitation of pickup devices. If the device
can be installed so its electrical power is drawn from the available power within the target area,
there will be minimal, if any, need for someone to service the device.

(2) Transmission links. Conductors carry the impulses created by the pickup device to the
listening post. In lieu of conductors, the impulses can go to a transmitter which converts the
electrical impulses into a modulated radio frequency (RF) signal for transmission to the listening
post. The simplest transmission system is conventional wire. Existing conductors, such as used
and unused telephone and electrical wire or unground electrical conduits, may also be used. The
development of miniature electronic components permits the creation of very small, easily
concealed RF transmitters. Such transmitters may operate from standard power sources or may
be battery operated. The devices themselves may be continuously operated or remotely activated.

(3) Listening posts. A listening post consists of an area containing the necessary equipment to
receive the signals from the transmission link and process them for monitoring or recording.

(a) Listening posts use a receiver to detect the signal from an RF transmission link. The receiver
converts the signal to an audio-video frequency and feeds it to the monitoring equipment. Use
any radio receiver compatible with the transmitter. Receivers are small enough to be carried in
pockets and may be battery operated.

(b) For wire transmission links only, a tape recorder is required. You can use many commercially
available recorders in technical surveillance systems. Some of these have such features as a voice
actuated start-stop and variable tape speeds (extended play). They may also have automatic
volume control and can be turned on or off from a remote location.

b. Monitoring telephone conversations is one of the most productive means of surreptitious
collection of information. Because a telephone is used so frequently, people tend to forget that it
poses a significant security threat. Almost all telephones are susceptible to "bugging" and

(1) A bug is a small hidden microphone or other device used to permit monitoring of a
conversation. It also allows listening to conversations in the vicinity of the telephone, even when
the telephone is not in use.

(2) A telephone tap is usually a direct connection to the telephone line which permits both sides
of a telephone conversation to be monitored. Tapping can be done at any point along the line, for
example, at connector blocks, junction boxes, or the multiwire cables leading to a telephone
exchange or dial central office. Telephone lineman's test sets and miniature telephone monitoring
devices are examples of taps. Indirect tapping of a line, requiring no physical connection to the
line, may also be accomplished.

(3) The most thorough check is not absolute insurance against telephone monitoring. A dial
central office or telephone exchange services all telephone lines. The circuits contained within
the dial central office allow for the undetected monitoring of telephone communications. Most
telephone circuits servicing interstate communications depend on microwave links.
Communications via microwave links are vulnerable to intercept and intelligence exploitation.

c. Current electronic technology produces technical surveillance devices that are extremely
compact, highly sophisticated, and very effective. Miniaturized technical surveillance systems
are available. They can be disguised, concealed, and used by a FIS in a covert or clandestine
manner. The variations of their use are limited only by the ingenuity of the technician.
Equipment used in technical surveillance systems varies in size, physical appearance, and
capacity. Many are identical to, and interchangeable with, components of commercially available
telephones, calculators, and other electronic equipment.
A-III-3. Investigative Photography and Video Recording.

a. Photography and video recording in CI investigations includes—

1. Identification of individuals. CI agents perform both overt and surreptitious photography
and video recording.
2. Recording of incident scenes. Agents photograph overall views and specific shots of
items at the incident scene.
3. Recording activities of suspects. Agents use photography and video recording to provide
a record of a suspect's activities observed during surveillance or cover operations.

b. A photograph or video recording may be valuable as evidence since it presents facts in
pictorial form and creates realistic mental impressions. It may present evidence more accurately
than a verbal description. Photographs permit consideration of evidence which, because of size,
bulk, weight, or condition, cannot be brought into the courtroom.

c. To qualify as evidence, photographs and video recordings must be relevant to the case and be
free of distortion. A person who is personally acquainted with the locale, object, person, or thing
represented must verify the photograph or video recording. This is usually the photographer. The
agent will support photographs and video recordings used as evidence by notes made at the time
of the photography These notes provide a description of what the photograph includes. The notes
will contain—

1. The case number, name of the subject, and the time and date that the photographs or
video recordings were taken.
2. Technical data, such as lighting and weather conditions and type of film, lens, and
camera used.
3. Specific references to important objects in the photograph.

d. These notes may be retained on a form such as a photo data card shown in Figure A-III-1.

e. Agents can obtain specialized photographic development support from the Intelligence
Materiel Activity, Fort Meade, MD. f Physical surveillance of US persons including photography
and video recording, is governed by AR 381-10, Procedure 9.
A-III-4. Laboratory analysis.

We must anticipate the use of false documentation and secret writing by foreign intelligence
agents in many CI investigations. Detection requires specially trained personnel and laboratory
facilities. The CI unit SOP should list how this support is obtained.
A-III-5. Polygraph.

a. The polygraph examination is a highly structured technique conducted by specially trained CI
technicians and civilians certified by proper authority as polygraph examiners. Provisions of AR
195-6 cover the polygraph program generally; AR 381-20 covers intelligence polygraphs.

(1) AR 195-6 describes general applicability, responsibilities, and use of polygraph; records
processing; and selection and training of DA polygraph examiners.

(2) AR 381-20 authorizes intelligence polygraphs for CI investigations, foreign intelligence and
CI operations, personnel security investigations, access to SCI, exculpation in CI and personnel
security investigations; and CI scope polygraph (CSP) examinations in support of certain
programs or activities listed in AR 381-20.

b. The conduct of the polygraph examination is appropriate, with respect to investigations, only

(1) All investigative leads and techniques have been completed as thoroughly as circumstances

(2) The subject of the investigation has been interviewed or thoroughly debriefed.

(3) Verification of the information by means of polygraph is deemed essential for completion or
continuation of the investigation.

c. Do not conduct a polygraph examination as a substitute for securing evidence through skillful
investigation and interrogation. The polygraph examination is an investigative aid and can be
used to determine questions of fact, past or present. CI agents cannot make a determination
concerning an individual's intentions or motivations, since these are states of mind, not fact.
However, consider the examination results along with all other pertinent information available.
Polygraph results will not be the sole basis of any final adjudication.

d. Conduct polygraph examinations during CI and personnel security investigations to—

1. Determine if a person is attempting deception concerning issues involved in an
2. Obtain additional leads concerning the facts of an offense, the location of items,
whereabouts of persons, or involvement of other, previously unknown individuals.
3. Compare conflicting statements.
4. Verify statements from witnesses or subjects to include CI and personnel security
5. Provide a just and equitable resolution of a CI or personnel security investigation when
the subject of such an investigation requests an exculpatory polygraph in writing.

e. Conduct intelligence polygraph examinations to—
1. Determine the suitability, reliability, or creditability of agents, sources, or operatives of
foreign intelligence or CI operations.
2. Determine the initial and continued eligibility of individuals for access to programs and
activities authorized CSP examination support.

f. The polygraph examination consists of three basic phases: pretest, intest, and posttest.

1. During the pretest, appropriate rights advisement are given and a written consent to
undergo polygraph examination is obtained from all examinees who are suspects or
accused. Advise the examinee of the Privacy Act of 1974 and the voluntary nature of
examination. Conduct a detailed discussion of the issues for testing and complete the
final formulation of questions to be used during testing.
2. During the intest phase, ask previously formulated and reviewed test questions and
monitor and record the examinee's responses by the polygraph instrument. Relevant
questions asked during any polygraph examination must deal only with factual situations
and be as simple and direct as possible. Formulate these questions so that the examinee
can answer only with a yes or no. Never use or ask unreviewed questions during the test.
3. If responses indicate deception, or unclear responses are noted during the test, conduct a
posttest discussion with the examinee in an attempt to elicit information from the
examinee to explain such responses.

g. A polygraph examiner may render one or more of four possible opinions concerning the
polygraph examination.

1. No opinion (NO) is rendered when less than two charts are conducted concerning the
relevant issues, or a medical reason halts the examination. Normally, three charts are
2. Inconclusive (INCL) is rendered when there is insufficient information upon which to
make a determination.
3. No deception indicated (NDI) is rendered when responses are consistent with an
examinee being truthful regarding the relevant areas.
4. Deception indicated (DI) when responses are consistent with an examinee being
untruthful to the relevant test questions.

h. Certain mental or physical conditions may influence a person's suitability for polygraph
examination and affect responses during testing. CI agents should report any information they
possess concerning a person's mental or physical condition to the polygraph examiner before
scheduling the examination. Typical conditions of concern are—

1. Mental disorders of any type.
2. Any history of heart, respiratory, circulatory, or nervous disorders.
3. Any current medical disorder, to include colds, allergies, or other conditions (such as
pregnancy or recent surgery).
4. Use of drugs or alcohol before the examination.
5. Mental or physical fatigue.
6. Pain or physical discomfort.
i. To avoid such conditions as mental or physical fatigue, do not conduct prolonged or intensive
interrogation or questioning immediately before a polygraph examination. The CI agent tells the
potential examinee to continue taking any prescribed medication and bring it to the examination.
Based on information provided by the CI agent and the examiner's own observations, the
polygraph examiner decides whether or not a person is fit to undergo examination by polygraph.
When the CI agent asks a person to undergo a polygraph examination, the person is told that the
examination is voluntary and that no adverse action can be taken based solely on the refusal to
undergo examination by polygraph. Further, the person is informed that no information
concerning a refusal to take a polygraph examination is recorded in any personnel file or record.

j. The CI agent will make no attempt to explain anything concerning the polygraph instrument or
the conduct of the examination. If asked, the CI agent should inform the person that the
polygraph examiner will provide a full explanation of the instrument and all procedures before
actual testing and that all test questions will be fully reviewed with the potential examinee before

k. Conduct polygraph examinations in a quiet, private location. The room used for the
examination must contain, as a minimum, a desk or table, a chair for the examiner, and a
comfortable chair with wide arms for the examinee. The room may contain minimal, simple
decorations; must have at least one blank wall; and must be located in a quiet, noise-free area.
Ideally, the room should be soundproof. Visual or audio monitoring devices may be used during
the examination; however, the examiner must inform the examinee that such equipment is being
used and whether the examination will be monitored or recorded in any manner.

l. Normally, only the examiner and the examinee are in the room during examination. When the
examinee is an accused or suspect female and the examiner is a male, a female witness must be
present to monitor the examination. The monitor may be in the examination room or may
observe through audio or visual equipment, if such is available.

m. On occasion, the CI agent must arrange for an interpreter to work with the examiner. The
interpreter must be fluent in English and the required language, and have a security clearance
appropriate to the classification of material or information to be discussed during the
examination. The interpreter should be available in sufficient time before the examination to be
briefed on the polygraph procedures and to establish the proper working relationship.

n. AR 195-6 describes polygraph reports, records to be maintained, and records distribution. The
CI agent must provide the examiner with all files, dossiers, and reports pertaining to the
investigation or operation before the examination, and must be available to answer any questions
the examiner may have concerning the case.

(1) The CI agent will not prepare any agent reports concerning the results of a polygraph
examination. This does not include information derived as a result of pretest or posttest
admissions, nor does it include those situations where the CI agent must be called upon by the
examiner to question the subject concerning those areas which must be addressed before the
completion of the examination.
(2) The polygraph examiner will prepare a DA Form 2802. A copy of this may be provided to
the CI agent. Such copies must be destroyed within three months following completion of the
investigation or operation. The Investigative Records Repository, Central Security Facility, Fort
Meade, MD, maintains the original of the DA Form 2802. Request polygraph support in
accordance with INSCOM Pamphlet 381-6.

A-III-6. Technical Surveillance Countermeasures.

a. TSCM versus TEMPEST. TSCM is concerned with all signals leaving a sensitive or secure
area, to include audio, video, and digital or computer signals. There is a definite distinction
between TSCM and TEMPEST.

(1) TEMPEST is the unintentional emanation of electronic signals outside a particular piece of
equipment. Electric typewriters create such signals. The words to focus on in TEMPEST are
"known" and "unintentional" emanations. TEMPEST is controlled by careful engineering or

(2) TSCM is concerned with the intentional effort to gather intelligence by foreign intelligence
activities by impulsing covert or clandestine devices into a US facility, or modifying existing
equipment within that area. For the most part, intelligence gained through the use of technical
surveillance means will be accurate, as people are unaware they are being monitored. At the
same time, the implanting of such technical surveillance devices is usually a last resort.

b. Threat. The FIS, their agents, and other persons use all available means to collect sensitive
information. One way they do this is by using technical surveillance devices, commonly referred
to as "bugs" and "taps." Such devices have been found in US facilities worldwide. Security
weaknesses in electronic equipment used in everyday work have also been found worldwide. The
FIS easily exploits these weaknesses to collect sensitive or classified conversations as well as the
information being processed. They are interested in those things said in (supposed) confidence,
since they are likely to reveal future intentions. It should be stressed that the threat is not just
audio, but video camera signals, as well as data. Devices are usually placed to make their
detection almost impossible without specialized equipment and trained individuals.

c. The TSCM program. The purpose of the TSCM program is to locate and neutralize technical
surveillance devices that have been targeted against US Government sensitive or secure areas.
The TSCM program is designed to identify and enable the correction of exploitable technical and
physical security vulnerabilities. The secondary, and closely interrelated purpose, is to provide
commanders and department heads with a comprehensive evaluation of their facilities' technical
and physical security postures. The Director of Central Intelligence established the requirement
for a comprehensive TSCM program. DODD 5240.5 and AR 381-14 (S) govern the
implementation of this program.

(1) The TSCM program includes four separate functions; each with a direct bearing on the
(a) Detection. Realizing that the threat is there, the first and foremost function of the TSCM
program is to detect these devices. Many times these devices cannot be easily detected.
Occasionally, TSCM personnel will discover such a device by accident. When they discover a
device, they must neutralize it.

(b) Nullification. Nullification includes both passive and active measures used to neutralize or
negate devices that are found. An example of passive nullification is soundproofing. But
soundproofing that covers only part of a room is not very helpful. Excessive wires must be
removed, as they could be used as a transmission path from the room. Nullification also refers to
those steps taken to make the emplacement of technical surveillance systems as difficult as
possible. An example of active nullification is the removal of a device from the area.

(c) Isolation. The third function of the TSCM program is isolation. This refers to limiting the
number of sensitive or secure areas and ensuring the proper construction of these areas.

(d) Education. Individuals must be aware of the foreign intelligence threat and what part they
play should a technical surveillance device be detected. Additionally, people need to be alert to
what is going on in and around their area, particularly during construction, renovations, and
installation of new equipment.

(2) The TSCM program consists of CI technical investigations and services (such as surveys,
inspections, preconstruction advice and assistance) and technical security threat briefings. TSCM
investigations and services are highly specialized CI investigations and are not be to confused
with compliance-oriented or administrative services conducted to determine a facility's
implementation of various security directives.

(a) TSCM survey. This is an all-encompassing investigation. This investigation is a complete
electronic, physical, and visual examination to detect clandestine surveillance systems. A by-
product of this investigation is the identification of physical and technical security weaknesses
which could be exploited by the FIS.

(b) TSCM inspection. Normally, once a TSCM survey has been conducted, it will not be
repeated. If TSCM personnel note several technical and physical weaknesses during the survey,
they may request and schedule an inspection at a later date. In addition, they will schedule an
inspection if there has been an increased threat posed to the facility or if there is some indication
that a technical penetration has occurred in the area. DODD 5240.5 specifically states that no
facility will qualify automatically for recurrent TSCM support.

(c) TSCM preconstruction assistance. As with other technical areas, it is much less expensive
and more effective to build in good security from the initial stages of a new project. Thus,
preconstruction assistance is designed to help security and construction personnel with the
specific requirements needed to ensure that a building or room will be secure and built to
standards. This saves money by precluding costly changes later on.

(3) Army activities request TSCM support in accordance with AR 381-14 (S).
(a) Requests for, or references to, a TSCM investigation will be classified SECRET and marked
with the protective marking, NOT RELEASABLE TO FOREIGN NATIONALS. The fact that
support is scheduled, in progress, or completed, is classified SECRET.

(b) No request for TSCM support will be accepted via nonsecure means. Nonsecure telephonic
discussion of TSCM support is prohibited.

(c) All requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis and should be forwarded through the
appropriate major Army command to Commanding General, US Army Intelligence and Security
Command, ATTN: IAOPS-CI-TC, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-5246.

(d) When requesting or receiving support, the facility being inspected must be complete and
operational, unless requesting preconstruction advice and assistance. If any additional equipment
goes into the secure area after the investigation, the entire area is suspect and the investigation

(e) Fully justified requests of an emergency nature, or for new facilities, may be submitted at any
time, but should be submitted at least 30 days before the date the support is required.
Unprogrammed requests will be funded by the requestor. Each request for unprogrammed TSCM
support must be accompanied by a fund cite to defray the costs of temporary duty (TDY) and per

(4) The compromise of a TSCM investigation or service is a serious security violation with
potentially severe impact on national security. Do not compromise the investigation or service by
any action which discloses to unauthorized persons that TSCM activity will be, is being, or has
been conducted within a specific area. Unnecessary discussion of a TSCM investigation or
service, particularly within the subject area, is especially dangerous.

(a) If a listening device is installed in the area, such discussion can alert persons who are
conducting the surveillance and permit them to remove or deactivate their devices. When
deactivated, such devices are extremely difficult to locate and may require implementation of
destructive search techniques.

(b) In the event a TSCM investigation or service is compromised, the TSCM team chief will
terminate the investigation or service at once. Report the circumstances surrounding the
compromise of the investigation or service to the head of the serviced facility, the appropriate
major Army command, and the INSCOM TSCM Program Director. TSCM personnel will not
reschedule an investigation or service until the cause and impact of the compromise have been
evaluated by the TSCM CI agent, the appropriate agency head, and the INSCOM TSCM
Program Director.

(5) When a TSCM survey or inspection is completed, the requestor is usually given reasonable
assurance that the surveyed area is free of active technical surveillance devices or hazards.

(a) TSCM personnel inform the requestor about all technical and physical security vulnerabilities
with recommended regulatory corrective actions.
(b) The requestor should know that it is impossible to give positive assurance that there are no
devices in the surveyed area.

(c) The security afforded by the TSCM investigation will be nullified by the admission to the
secured area of unescorted persons who lack the proper security clearance. The TSCM
investigation will also be negated by—

1. 1 Failing to maintain continuous and effective surveillance and control of the serviced
2. 2 Allowing repairs or alterations by persons lacking the proper security clearance or not
under the supervision of qualified personnel.
3. 3 Introducing new furnishings or equipment without a thorough inspection by qualified

(6) Report immediately the discovery of an actual or suspected technical surveillance device via
a secure means, in accordance with guidance provided in AR 381-14 (S). All information
concerning the discovery will be handled at a minimum of SECRET. Installation or unit security
managers will request an immediate investigation by the supporting CI unit or supporting TSCM

Section IV
Appendix A

A-IV-1. General.

Screening, cordon, and search operations are used to gain intelligence information. Section IV
provides the techniques and procedures for these operations. Screening operations identify
individuals for further interrogation by CI and interrogators. CI agents may conduct screening at
MP roadblocks or checkpoints. Cordon and search operations identify and apprehend persons
hostile to our operations. Actual controlling of areas is done by host nation forces assisted by CI,
interrogation, and other friendly forces. In some instances, the operation may be exclusively US.

a. In a conventional combat environment, CI screening operations screen refugees, EPW, and
civilian internees at mobile and static checkpoints. CI agents normally conduct these operations
with other elements such as MP, interrogators, combat troops, CA, and PSYOP teams. These
operations require close coordination and planning. The planning may include joint or combined
planning. CI exploits cordon and search operations for individuals and information of CI interest,
but is not in charge. The commander of the unit performing the cordon and search is in charge.
b. In OOTW, CI agents use cordon and search operations to ferret out the insurgent infrastructure
as well as individual unit elements which may use a community or area as cover for their
activities or as a support base. CI agents conduct these operations, whenever possible, with host
country forces and organizations.

c. Ideally, US Forces, including CI personnel, provide support while host country officials direct
the entire operation. Host country personnel should, as a minimum, be part of the screening and
sweep elements on any cordon and search operation. In situations where there is no viable host
nation government, these operations may be conducted unilaterally or as part of a combined

A-IV-2. Counterintelligence Screening.

The purpose of CI screening operations is to identify persons of CI interest or verify persons
referred by interrogators who are of CI interest, and gather information of immediate CI interest.

a. Subjects of intelligence interest. Interrogators normally conduct refugee and EPW screening at
the EPW compound or refugee screening point. Interrogators refer persons identified for possible
CI interest to CI personnel to be screened. CI personnel conduct interrogations with the view to
intercepting hostile intelligence agents, saboteurs, and subversives trying to infiltrate friendly
lines. As the battle lines in combat change, entire segments of the population may be overrun.
The local population in any area may be swelled by refugees and displaced persons (persons
from other lands conscripted by enemy forces for labor). The following are examples of
categories of persons of CI interest (this list is not all inclusive):

1. Persons suspected of attempting to infiltrate through refugee flow.
2. Line crossers.
3. Deserters from enemy units.
4. Persons without identification (ID) papers or forged papers (inconsistent with the norm).
5. Repatriated prisoners of war and escapees.
6. Members of underground resistance organizations seeking to join friendly forces.
7. Collaborators with the enemy.
8. Target personalities, such as those on the personalities list (also known as the black, gray,
or white lists).
9. Volunteer informants.
10. Persons who must be questioned because they are under consideration for employment
with US Forces or for appointment as civil officials by CA units.

b. Planning and coordination. CI personnel plan these screening operations, as far as possible, in
conjunction with the following elements:

1. Combat commander. The commander is concerned with channelizing refugees and EPWs
through the AO, particularly in the attack, to prevent any hindrance to unit movement, or
any adverse effect on unit mission.
2. Interrogators. Interrogation personnel must understand what CI is looking for and have
the commander's current PIR and information requirements (IR). Close coordination with
interrogators is essential for successful CI operations.
3. Military police. MP elements are responsible for collecting EPW and civilian internees
from capturing units as far forward as possible in the AO. MP units guard the convoys
transporting EPW and civilian internees to EPW camps, and command and operate the
EPW camps.
4. Civil affairs. CA elements, under the G5, are responsible for the proper disposition of
5. Psychological operations. PSYOP elements, under the G3, contribute to screening
operations by informing the populace of the need for their displacement.
6. Civil authorities in hostile areas. Civil authorities in hostile areas are included in planning
only if control has been returned to them.

c. Preparation. Before any screening operation, the CI teams involved should become intimately
familiar with all available information or indicators as covered in paragraph A-IV-2f, as well as
the following facts:

1. Regulations. To have any success, CI personnel must become familiar with all
restrictions placed on the civilian population within the enemy-held area, including
curfews, travel restrictions, rationing, draft or conscription regulations, civilian labor
force mobilization orders, required political organizational membership. Knowledge of
these regulations may help the CI screener to detect discrepancies and discern changes in
enemy activity.
2. Intelligence, infrastructure, organization. In order to identify agents of the enemy
intelligence or infrastructure apparatus, CI personnel must be thoroughly familiar with
their methods of operation, policies, objectives, offices and suboffices, schools, officials,
and known agents. This includes knowing what the enemy calls itself and its organization
as well as the known names for the same organization.
3. Order of battle. The CI team needs to maintain and have ready access to current OB
information. All team members must know what adversary forces they are facing and
what units are in the AO. CI teams need to know adversary unit disposition, composition,
strength, weaknesses, equipment, their training, history, activities, and personalities. The
better CI teams know their adversaries, the better they can employ the principles of CI in
support of their own unit's mission.
4. Area of operations. CI personnel should also become familiar with the area in which they
are operating; particularly geography, landmarks, distances, and travel conditions.
Knowing such pertinent information as the political situation, social and economic
conditions, customs, and racial problems of the area is essential.
5. Lists and information sheets. CI teams should distribute apprehensions lists and
information sheets listing indicators of CI interest to the troops, MP, or other personnel
assisting with the screening operation. CI teams should make up forms and pass them out
to the individuals to be screened requiring them to record personal data. This form will
aid in formulating the type of questions to be asked and in determining the informational
areas needed to fulfill PIR and IR. Include the following data, plus anything else judged
necessary, on the form:
(a) Full name, other names, date and place of birth, current and permanent residences,
and current citizenship.

(b) The same information as above concerning the father, mother, and siblings, including
the occupation and whereabouts of each.

(c) If married, the names of spouse (including female maiden name), date, place of birth
(DPOB), nationality, occupation, and personal data on spouse's family.

(d) The individual's education and knowledge of languages.

(e) Details of the individual's career to include schools, military service, technical and
professional qualifications, political affiliations, and countries visited.

(f) Point of departure, destination, and purpose.

NOTE: The Geneva Conventions do not require this, and if the person refuses to give the
information, there is nothing that can be done about it. Prepare the form in the native
language of the host nation and enemy force, if different. Ensure that it is prepared in the
proper dialect of the language.

d. Main battle area screening.

1. Capturing troops search EPWs and internees captured in the main battle area (MBA) for
weapons and documents, and prepare EPW and civilian internee capture tags. MP tasked
with EPW operations collect EPW and civilian internees from capturing units as far
forward as possible, normally establishing a division forward EPW and civilian internee
collection point in or near the brigade support area (BSA). MP are responsible for
subsequent evacuation of EPWs and civilian internees to the division central collection
point and further rearward to internment sites.
2. Initial screening should take place at the brigade collecting points. The initial screening
will, as a minimum, consist of interrogation by intelligence interrogation personnel.
Interrogation does not take precedence over rapid evacuation of EPW and civilian
internees from dangerous areas. This is required by Article 19, Geneva Convention.
Segregate individuals of CI interest from other EPW and civilian internees. Identify them
to evacuating MP who will refer them to a CI team at division. EPW and civilian
internees of CI interest remain segregated and are referred to CI teams for coordination of
more detailed interrogation as they pass through the evacuation process.
3. Return those EPW and civilian detainees determined to be of no CI value to normal
evacuation channels. Expeditiously transport EPW and civilian internees considered to be
of great CI value such as officers of brigade command level or higher or civilian
electronics specialists or others of similar background to any desired level of

e. Conduct. Because of time and the large numbers of people to be interrogated, it is impossible
to interrogate everyone. Civilians moving about the combat area have to be subjected to brief
inquiries on a selective basis by MI, CA, PSYOP, and MP personnel. Such brief inquiries are
designed to locate and separate suspicious persons from the masses and should be thought of as a
preliminary interrogation.

1. While some are detained for interrogation, some selected persons are detained for further
CI interrogation. Upon notification of a detainee or prisoner of CI interest, a CI team will
be dispatched as soon as possible to the collection or screening point. The CI team will
then coordinate with the interrogation team to determine the best method for conducting
the CI interrogation or screening. If a determination is made that the EPW or detainee is
of CI interest, the CI team will either control operational activity or refer the operation to
the next higher echelon. If the detainee is to be referred to a higher echelon for the
detailed interrogation, furnish a preliminary screening sheet and SPOT report to the
evacuating unit. The evacuating unit will deliver the detainee and screening report to the
next echelon CI team.
2. The CI screening report should include the following:
(a) Identity. Screen all identifying documents in the form of ID cards, ration cards, draft
cards, driver's license, auto registration, travel documents, and passport. Record rank,
service number, and unit if a person is, or has been a soldier. Check all this information
against the form previously filled out by the detainee if this was done.
(b) Background. The use of the form identified earlier will aid in obtaining the
information required; however, certain information areas on the forms will have to be
clarified, especially if data indicate a suspect category or the person's knowledgeability of
intelligence information. If the form has not been filled out at this point, try to gain the
information through questioning.
(c) Recent activities. Examine the activities of persons during the days before their
detainment or capture. What were they doing to make a living? What connection, if any,
have they had with the enemy? Why were they in the area? This line of questioning may
bring out particular skills such as those associated with a radio operator, linguist, or
photographer. Make physical checks for certain types of calluses, bruises, or stains to
corroborate or disprove his story. Sometimes soil on shoes will not match that from the
area he claims to come from.
(d) Journey or escape route. CI personnel should determine the route the individual took
to get to US lines or checkpoints. Question the individual further on time, distance, and
method of travel to determine whether or not the trip was possible during the time stated
and with the mode of transportation used. Discrepancies in travel time and distances can
be the key to the discovery of an infiltrator with a shallow cover story. By determining
what an individual observed enroute, the screener can either check the person's story or
pick up intelligence information concerning the enemy forces. Interrogators are well
trained in this process and should be called upon for assistance and training.

f. Indicators.

1. Use the following indicators in an attempt to identify hostile infiltrators. CI personnel
look for persons:
(a) Of military age.
(b) Traveling alone or in pairs.
(c) Without ID.
(d) With unusual documents.
(e) Possessing large amounts of money, precious metals, or gems.
(f) Displaying any peculiar activity.
(g) Trying to avoid detection or questioning.
(h) Using enemy methods of operating.
(i) Having a pro-enemy background.
(j) With a suspicious story.
(k) With a family in enemy areas.
(l) With a technical skill or knowledge.
(m) Who have collaborated.
(n) Who violate regulations in enemy areas.
2. In addition to interrogation, use the following methods of screening EPWs and refugees:
(a) Apprehension lists.
(b) Low-level informants infiltrated into EPW compounds or camps; civilian internee
screens or camps; or refugee screens or centers.
(c) Sound equipment placed in suspect-holding areas or cages.
(d) Polygraph examinations.
(e) Specialized identification equipment, for example, metal-trace detection kits.

g. Checkpoints.

1. This type of CI screening requires CI personnel to prepare apprehension lists and
indicators to be used by screening teams. Specialized equipment such as metal detection
kits would significantly enhance the screening process. These teams will provide the
initial screening and will detain and refer suspects to the MI control element for detailed
OB or CI interrogation and possible exploitation. Screening teams can be made up of
combat troops, MP, CA, intelligence interrogators, and CI agents.
2. Place checkpoints shown in Figure A-IV-1 at strategic locations, where there is sufficient
space for assembling people under guard and for parking vehicles for search and
investigation. Set these up as either mobile or static missions. Post local security to
protect the checkpoint and post a sufficient amount of personnel to the front and rear to
catch anyone attempting to avoid the checkpoint. The preparation needed for static and
mobile checkpoints is identical to other screening operations, and the indicators will
remain basically the same.
(a) Mobile. Use a mobile checkpoint as a moving system by which the team, either
mounted or on foot, briefly selects individuals at random. Locate these checkpoints at
various points for periods not to exceed one day.

(b) Static. Static checkpoints are those manned permanently by MP or troops at the
entrance to a bridge, town gate, river crossing, or similar strategic point.

A-IV-3. Cordon and Search.

The purpose for conducting cordon and search operations is to identify and apprehend persons
hostile to our efforts and to exploit information gathered.

a. Before conducting a community or area cordon and search operation, CI personnel must
coordinate with local officials to solicit their support and cooperation. They must coordinate with
the host country area coordination center, if established. If not established, they must coordinate
with host country intelligence and police organization to—

(1) Obtain their participation in the operation.
(2) Update existing personalities list (black and gray lists).
(3) Arrange to have insurgent defectors, agents, and other knowledgeable personnel present to
identify insurgents and their supporters.
(4) Update all intelligence on the community or area.

b. CI personnel must coordinate with appropriate US and host country CA and PSYOP units.
Coordination must also be done with the unit conducting the operation. An essential part of
preparing for a cordon and search is an update of all intelligence on the community or area.

c. The senior tactical unit commander will be the individual responsible for the conduct of the
operation. That commander will plan, with advice from CI, interrogation, CA, and PSYOP
personnel, the cordon which is usually deployed at night, and the search which normally begins
at first light.

d. Community operations.

(1) The basic operation is the community cordon and search operation shown in Figure A-IV-2.
As the screening element sets up the collection or screening station shown in Figure A-IV-3, the
sweep element escorts the residents toward the station, leaving behind one resident to care for
family belongings, if required by law.

(2) The search element follows behind the sweep element searching houses, storage areas,
cemeteries and so forth, with dogs and metal detection equipment. CI personnel are searching for
evidence of intelligence collection operations to include communications codes or other such
paraphernalia. Each search element should include a CI team with an interrogator team as
required, which will have a list of persons of CI interest.

(3) In the collection or screening station, bring the residents to the collection area (or holding
area) and then systematically lead them to specific screening stations. Enroute to the screening
station, search each individual for weapons. Then lead the residents past the mayor or
community leaders (enemy defectors or cooperating prisoners who will be hidden from view so
that they can uncompromisingly identify any recognizable enemy). These informants will be
provided with the means to notify a nearby guard or a screener if they spot an enemy member.
Immediately segregate this individual and interrogate by appropriate personnel.
(4) At specific screening stations, ask the residents for identification, check against personalities
list (black list), and search for incriminating evidence by electronic equipment.

(5) Move suspected persons on for photographing, further interrogation, or put them in the
screening area detention point to be taken back to a base area or area coordination center
interrogation facility for detailed interrogation upon completion of the operation.
(6) Pass innocent residents through to the post screening area where they are provided medical
assistance and other civic assistance, as well as entertainment and friendly propaganda.

(7) Return any persons caught attempting to escape or break through the cordon immediately to
the detention area.

(8) When the operation is terminated, allow all innocent individuals to return to their homes, and
remove the enemy suspects under guard for further interrogation. Photograph all members of the
community for compilation of a village packet, which will be used in future operations.

e. "Soft" or area operation.

(1) The second type of cordon and search operation is very frequently referred to as the "soft" or
area cordon and search. This operation includes the cordoning and searching of a rather vast area
(for example, a village area incorporating a number of hamlets, boroughs, town, or villages
which are subdivisions of a political area beneath country level).

(2) This type of operation requires a multibattalion military force to cordon off the area; a
pooling of all paramilitary, police, CA, and intelligence resources to conduct search and
screening; and a formidable logistical backup. This kind of operation extends over a period of
days and may take as long as a week or possibly longer.

(3) While screening and search teams systematically go from community to community and
screen all residents, military forces sweep the area outside the communities over and over again
to seek out anyone avoiding screening. As each resident is screened, CI agents will issue
documents testifying to the fact that he was screened and if necessary, allow him restricted travel
within the area.

(4) Other population and resources control measures are used as well. Such an opportunity may
allow the chance to issue new ID cards and photograph all of the area's residents.

(5) As each community screening proceeds, send individuals who were designated for further
interrogation to a centralized interrogation center in the cordoned area. Here, CI personnel will
work with intelligence interrogation personnel, both US and indigenous, police, and other
security service interrogators.

(6) Besides field files and other expedient facilities, a quick reaction force is located at the
interrogation center to react immediately to intelligence developed during the interrogations and
from informants planted among the detainees.

Section V
Appendix A

A-V-1. General.

The effectiveness of CI operations depends largely on the planning that precedes the operation.
Early in the planning process the CI officer on the G2 staff directs the efforts to obtain
information on the adversary's intelligence, sabotage, terrorism, and subversion capabilities.
Collected information is processed and analyzed, and from it the CI officer formulates a list of
CI targets. Section V identifies the criteria for the personalities, organizations, and installations
list. CI targets are personalities, organizations, and installations of intelligence or CI interest
which must be seized, exploited, or protected.

A-V-2. Personalities.

These are persons who are a threat to security, whose intentions are unknown, or who can assist
the intelligence and CI efforts of the command. Personalities are grouped into these three
categories. For ease in identification, a color code indicates the category. Colors currently in use
are black, gray, and white and pertain to the three categories in the order listed above.

a. Black list. The black list is an official CI listing of actual or potential enemy collaborators,
sympathizers, intelligence suspects, and other persons whose presence menaces the security of
the friendly forces. (Joint Pub 1-02) Black list includes—

1. Known or suspected enemy or hostile espionage agents, saboteurs, terrorists, political
figures, and subversive individuals.
2. Known or suspected leaders and members of hostile paramilitary, partisan, or guerrilla
3. Political leaders known or suspected to be hostile to the military and political objectives
of the US or an allied nation.
4. Known or suspected officials of enemy governments whose presence in the theater of
operations poses a security threat to the US Forces.
5. Known or suspected enemy collaborators and sympathizers whose presence in the theater
of operations poses a security threat to the US Forces.
6. Known enemy military or civilian personnel who have engaged in intelligence, CI,
security, police, or political indoctrination activities among troops or civilians.
7. Other personalities indicated by the G2 as automatic arrestees. Included in this category
may be local political personalities, police chiefs, and heads of significant municipal and
national departments or agencies, and tribal or clan leaders.

b. Gray list. The gray list contains the identities and locations of those personalities whose
inclinations and attitudes toward the political and military objective to the US are obscure.
Regardless of their political inclinations or attitudes, personalities may be listed on gray lists
when they are known to possess information or particular skills required by US Forces. These
people are the "unknowns." They may be individuals whose political motivations require further
exploration before they can be used effectively by US Forces. Examples of individuals who may
be included in this category are—

1. Potential or actual defectors from the hostile cause whose bona fides have not been
2. Individuals who have resisted, or are believed to have resisted, the enemy government
and who may be willing to cooperate with US Forces, but whose bona fides have not
been established.
3. Scientists and technicians suspected of having been engaged against their will in enemy
research projects of high technology programs.

c. White list. The white list contains the identities and locations of individuals who have been
identified as being of intelligence or CI interest and are expected to be able to provide
information or assistance in existing or new intelligence AIs. They are usually in accordance
with, or favorably inclined toward, US policies. Their contributions are based on a voluntary and
cooperative attitude. Decisions to place individuals on the white list may be affected by the
combat situation, critical need for specialists in scientific fields, and such theater intelligence
needs as may be indicated from time to time. Examples of individuals who may be included in
this category are—

1. Former political leaders of a hostile state who were deposed by the hostile political
2. Intelligence agents employed by US or allied intelligence agencies.
3. Key civilians in areas of scientific research, who may include faculty members of
universities and staffs of industrial or national research facilities, whose bona fides have
been established.
4. Leaders of religious groups and other humanitarian groups.
5. Other persons who can materially and significantly aid the political, scientific, and
military objectives of the US and whose bona fides have been established.

A-V-3. Installations.

Installations on the CI targets list are any building, office, or field position that may contain
information or material of CI interest or which may pose a threat to the security of the command.
Installations of CI interest include—

a. Those that are or were occupied by enemy espionage, sabotage, or subversive agencies or
police organizations, including prisons and detention centers.

b. Those occupied by enemy intelligence, CI, security, or paramilitary organizations including
operational bases, schools, and training sites.

c. Enemy communication media and signal centers.

d. Nuclear research centers and chemical laboratories.
e. Enemy political administrative HQ.

f. Public utilities and other installations to be taken under early control to prevent sabotage.

g. Production facilities, supply areas, and other installations to be taken under control to prevent
support to hostile guerrilla and partisan elements.

h. Embassies and consulates of hostile governments.

A-V-4. Organizations.

Any group that is a potential threat to the security of the friendly force must be neutralized,
rendered ineffective. Groups or organizations which are of concern to CI during tactical
operations include—

a. Hostile intelligence, sabotage, subversive, and insurgent organizations.

b. National and local political parties or groups known to have aims, beliefs, or ideologies
contrary or in opposition to those of the US.

c. Paramilitary organizations, including students, police, military veterans, and excombatant
groups known to be hostile to the US.

d. Hostile sponsored organizations or groups whose objectives are to create dissention and spread
unrest among the civilian population in the AO.

A-V-5. Control Measures.

The CI officer and the G2 need a positive way to keep track of the status of CI targets. Called a
target reduction plan, it's a checklist used to ensure targets are seized, exploited, or controlled in
a timely manner. The plan is keyed to the scheme of maneuver and lists targets as they are
expected to appear. When more targets appear than can be exploited, a priority list is used to
denote which target takes priority.

a. Priority one targets represent the greatest threat to the command. They possess the greatest
potential source of information or material of intelligence or CI value. Priority one targets must
be exploited or neutralized first.

b. Priority two targets are of lesser significance than priority one. They are taken under control
after priority one targets have been exploited or neutralized.

c. Priority three targets are of lesser significance than priority one or two. They are to be
exploited or neutralized as time and personnel permit.
Section VI
Appendix A

A-VI-1. General.

C-HUMINT analysis increases in importance with each new US involvement in worldwide
operations. Especially in OOTW, C-HUMINT analysis is rapidly becoming a cornerstone upon
which commanders base their concepts operations. This section presents information for analysts
to develop some of those products that can enhance the probability of successful operations.

a. MDCI analysts, interrogators, and CI agents maintain the C-HUMINT database. Using this
database, they produce—

1. Time event charts.
2. Association matrices.
3. Activities matrices.
4. Link diagrams.
5. HUMINT communication diagrams.
6. HUMINT situation overlays.
7. HUMINT-related portions of the threat assessment.
8. CI target lists.

b. The analytical techniques used in HUMINT analysis enable the analyst to visualize large
amounts of data in graphic form. We emphasize, however, that these analytical techniques are
only tools used to arrive at a logical and correct solution to a complex problem; the techniques
themselves are not the solution.

c. There are three basic techniques (tools) used as aids in analyzing HUMINT-related problems.
These techniques—time event charting, matrix manipulation, and link diagraming—used
together, are critical to the process of transforming diverse and incomplete bits of seemingly
unrelated data into an understandable overview of an exceedingly complex situation.

(1) Time event charting.

(a) The time event chart shown in Figure A-VI-1, is a chronological record of individual or
group activities designed to store and display large amounts of information in as little space as
possible. This tool is easy to prepare, understand, and use. Symbols used in time event charting
are very simple. Analysts use triangles to show the beginning and end of the chart. They also use
triangles within the chart to show shifts in method of operation or change in ideology. Rectangles
or diamonds are used to indicate significant events or activities.
(b) Analysts can highlight particularly noteworthy or important events by drawing an "X"
through the event symbol (rectangle or diamond). Each of these symbols contains a
chronological number (event number), date (day, month, and year of event), and may contain a
file reference number. The incident description is a very brief explanation of the incident, and
may include team size, type of incident or activity, place and method of operation, and duration
of incident. Time flow is indicated by arrows.

(c) Analysts also use a variety of symbols such as parallelograms and pentagons, and others, to
show different types of events and activities. Using these symbols and brief descriptions, the
MDCI analyst can analyze the group's activities, transitions, trends, and operational patterns.
Time event charts are excellent briefing aids as well as flexible analytical tools.

(2) Matrix manipulation.

(a) Construction of a matrix is the easiest and simplest way to show relationships between
similar or dissimilar associated items. The "items" can be anything relevant to the situation under
investigation: persons, events, addressees, organizations, or telephone numbers. During this
process, MDCI analysts use matrices to determine "who knows whom" or "who has been where
or done what." This results in a clear and concise display which viewers can easily understand
simply by looking at the matrix.

(b) In general terms, matrices resemble the mileage charts commonly found in a road atlas.
Within the category of matrices, there are two types used in investigative analysis—association
matrix and activities matrix.
1 Association matrix. The association matrix is used to show that a relationship between
individuals exists. Within the realm of HUMINT analysis, the part of the problem deserving the
most analytical effort is the group itself. Analysts examine the group's elements (members) and
their relationships with other members, other groups and associated entities, and related events.
Analysts can show the connections between key players in any event or activity in an association
matrix shown in Figure A-VI-2. It shows associations within a group or similar activity, and is
based on the assumption that people involved in a collective activity know one another.
a This type of matrix is constructed in the form of a right triangle having the same number of
rows and columns. Analysts list personalities in exactly the same order along both the rows and
columns to ensure that all possible associations are shown correctly. The purpose of the
personality matrix is to show who knows whom. Analysts determine a known association by
"direct contact" between individuals. They determine direct contact by a number of factors,
including face-to-face meetings, confirmed telephonic conversation between known parties, and
all members of a particular organizational cell.

NOTE: When a person of interest dies, a diamond is drawn next to his or her name on the matrix.

b MDCI analysts indicate a known association between individuals on the matrix by a dot or
filled-in circle. They consider suspected or "weak" associations between persons of interest to be
associations which are possible or even probable, but cannot be confirmed using the above
criteria. Examples of suspected associations include—

A known party calling a known telephone number (the analyst knows to whom the telephone
number is listed), but cannot determine with certainty who answered the call.

The analyst can identify one party to a face-to-face meeting, but may be able to only
tentatively identify the other party


(c) Weak or suspected associations on the personality matrix are indicated by an open circle. The
rationale for depicting suspected associations is to get as close as possible to an objective
analytic solution while staying as close as possible to known or confirmed facts. If analysts can
confirm a suspected association, they can make the appropriate adjustment on the personality

(d) A secondary reason for depicting suspected associations is that it may give the analyst a focus
for tasking limited intelligence collection assets to confirm the suspected association. An
important point to remember about using the personality matrix: it will show only that
relationships exist; not the nature, degree, or frequency of those relationships.

2 Activities matrix. The activities matrix is used to determine connectivity between individuals
and any organization, event, entity, address, activity, or anything other than persons. Unlike the
association matrix, the activities matrix is constructed in the form of a square or a rectangle as
shown in Figure A-VI-3. It does not necessarily have the same number of rows and columns. The
analyst can tailor rows or columns to fit the needs of the problem at hand or add them later as the
problem expands in scope. The analyst determines the number of rows and columns by the needs
of the problem and by the amount of information available.

a Analysts normally construct this matrix with personalities arranged in a vertical listing on the
left side of the matrix; and activities, organizations, events, addresses, or any other common
denominator arranged along the bottom of the matrix.

b This matrix can store an incredible amount of information about a particular organization or
group, and can build on information developed in the association matrix. Starting with
fragmentary information, the activities matrix can reveal an organization's—
 Membership.
 Organizational structure.
 Cell structures and size.
 Communications network.
 Support structure.
 Linkages with other organizations and entities.
 Group activities and operations.
 Organizational and national or international ties.

c As with the association matrix, known association between persons and entities is indicated by
a solid circle, and suspected associations by an open circle.

d Analysts use matrices to present briefings, present evidence, or store information in a concise
and understandable manner within a database. Matrices augment, but cannot replace, standard
reporting procedures or standard database files. Using matrices, the analyst can—

 Pinpoint the optimal targets for further intelligence collection.
 Identify key personalities within an organization.
 Increase the analyst's understanding of an organization and its structure.

NOTE: The graphics involved in constructing the two types of matrices differ slightly, but the
principles are the same.

(3) Link diagraming. The third analytical technique is link diagraming shown in Figure A-VI-4.
Analysts use this technique to depict the more complex linkages between a large number of
entities, be they persons, events, organizations, or almost anything else. Analysts use link
analysis in a variety of complex investigative efforts including criminal investigations, terrorism,
analysis, and even medical research. Several regional law enforcement training centers are
currently teaching this method as a technique in combatting organized crime. The particular
method discussed here is an adaptation especially useful in CI investigative analysis in general
and terrorism analysis in particular.
(a) The difference between matrices and link analysis is roughly the same as the difference
between a mileage chart and a road map. The mileage chart shows the connections between cities
using numbers to represent travel distances. The map uses symbols that represent cities,
locations, and roads to show how two or more locations are linked to each other. Different
symbols on the map have different meanings, and it is easy to display or discover the best route
between two or more locations as well as identify obstacles such as unpaved roads or bodies of

(b) The same is true with link analysis. Different symbols are used to identify different items.
Analysts can easily and clearly display obstacles, indirect routes or connections, and suspected
connections. In many cases, the viewer can work with and follow the picture easier than the
matrix. Link analysis can present information in a manner that ensures clarity.

(c) As with construction of association matrices, certain rules of graphics, symbology, and
construction must be followed. Standardization is critical to ensure that everyone constructing,
using, or reading a link diagram understands exactly what the diagram depicts. The standard
rules follow:

1. Show persons as open circles with the name written inside the circle.
2. Show persons known by more than one name (alias, also known as [AKA]) as
overlapping circles with names in each circle.
3. Show deceased persons as above, with a diamond next to the circle representing that
4. Show nonpersonal entities (organizations, governments, events, locations) by squares or
5. Show linkages or associations by lines: solid for confirmed and dotted for suspected.
6. Show each person or nonpersonal entity only once in a link diagram.

(d) Certain conventions must be followed. For the sake of clarity, analysts arrange circles and
squares so that whenever possible, lines of connectivity do not cross. Often, particularly when
dealing with a large or especially complex problem, it is difficult to construct a link diagram so
that no connecting lines cross. Intersecting lines, however, muddle the drawing and reduce
clarity. If lines must cross, show the crossing as a crossing, not as an intersection, in exactly the
same manner as on an electrical schematic or diagram.

(e) Link diagrams can show organizations, membership within the organization, action teams or
cells, or participants in an event. Since each individual depicted on a link diagram is shown only
once, and some individuals may belong to more than one organization or take part in more than
one event, squares or rectangles representing nonpersonal entities may overlap.

(f) Construct the appropriate association matrices showing "who knows whom," "who
participated in what," "who went where," and "who belongs to what group."

(g) Draw information from the database and intelligence reports, and relationships from the
matrices. Group persons into organizations or cells based on information about joint association,
activities, or membership. Draw lines representing connections between individuals,
organizations, or activities to complete the diagram. You may have to rearrange the diagram to
comply with procedural guidelines, such as crossed lines of connectivity. The finished product
will clearly display linkages between individuals, organizations, and other groupings.
(h) When you finish the matrices and link diagram, make recommendations about the group's
structure. Identify areas for further intelligence collection targeting. Task intelligence assets to
confirm suspected linkages and identify key personalities for exploitation or neutralization. The
combination of matrix manipulation and the link diagram present, in effect, a graphic depiction
of an extremely complex threat situation in a clear and concise picture.

(i) Overlapping organizations.

1 There is more to overlapping organizations than is immediately obvious. At first glance, the
overlap indicates only that an individual may belong to more than one organization or has taken
part in multiple activities. Further study and analysis would reveal connections between
organizations, connections between events, or connections between organizations and events.

2 When, as is often the case, an organization or incident shown in a link diagram contains the
names of more than one individual, it is not necessary to draw a solid line between those
individuals to indicate connectivity. We assume that individual members of the same group or
participants in the same activity know each other, and the connection between them is therefore

(j) A final set of rules for link diagrams concerns connectivity between individuals who are not
members of an organization or participants in an activity, but who are somehow connected to the
group or activity. Two possibilities exist: The individual knows a member or members of the
organization but is not directly connected with the organization itself. The person is somehow
connected with the organization or activity but cannot be directly linked with any particular
member of that organization or activity. In the first case, draw the connectivity line between the
circle representing the individual and the circle representing the person within the organization
or activity.

(k) If you keep in mind the preceding outline of principles and rules, you can construct a link
diagram effectively. Because this is a rather complex form of analytical graphic display to
construct, it may prove difficult at first and require a little extra time and effort. The payoff,
however, is the powerful impact of the results, which are well worth the extra effort.

Section VII
Appendix A

A-VII-1. Personnel Security Investigations.
CI agents conduct PSIs on individuals requiring access to classified information. DIS Manual 20-
1-M contains personnel security investigative requirements, types and scope of investigations,
and the criteria for each component of a PSI. It also contains the methods and procedures
governing the conduct of PSIs. In CONUS, DIS conducts PSIs; and OCONUS, the military
services conduct PSIs on behalf of DIS.

a. There are several types of PSIs. Each type provides the individual with a different level of
access to classified information. The types of PSIs are national agency checks (NACs), single
scope background investigations (SSBIs), and LAA.

(1) NAC. An NAC consists, as a minimum, of a check of the Defense Central Index of
Investigations (DCII) and the FBI. The FBI check is a review of files for information of a
security nature which is developed during applicant-type investigations. It also includes a
technical fingerprint search (classification of SUBJECT's fingerprints and comparison with
fingerprints on file). If the fingerprint card is not classifiable, a "name check only" is
automatically conducted. Office of Personnel Management, INS, State Department, CIA, and
other federal agencies also may be checked, depending on the case. An NAC is the minimum
investigative requirement for a final SECRET clearance for military personnel. It may be used as
a basis for an interim TOP SECRET clearance based on simultaneous submission of a request for
a background investigation.

(2) SSBI. An SSBI consists of a records review NAC, interviews with sources of information,
and a subject interview; the subject interview being the principal component. The SSBI covers
the most recent 10 years of an individual's life or 18th birthday, whichever is shorter, provided
the last two years are covered. No investigation is made for the period before the individual's
16th birthday. The SSBI includes local agency checks, interviews of developed character
references, employment references with employment records checks, education records checks
and interviews, interviews of neighbors at previous residences, credit checks, citizenship
verification, plus selected follow-up interviews as required to resolve unfavorable or
questionable information. An SSBI is the minimum investigative requirement for granting a final
TOP SECRET security clearance or for participation in certain special programs.

(3) LAA. An LAA is the formal authority granted to non-US citizens to have access to
specifically prescribed and limited US classified defense information and materials. In each case,
an investigation equivalent to the SSBI in scope must be completed with favorable results. A
polygraph may be used to compensate for those portions of the SSBI which cannot be
accomplished due to geographic or procedural limitations. An LAA may remain in effect for a
maximum of five years before reinvestigation.

b. DIS Manual 20-1-M contains a full explanation of PSI requirements and criteria.

A-VII-2. PSI Reference Interview.

Before conducting a PSI Reference (Source) Interview, the CI agent must carefully examine all
available background information on the case without exceeding the agent's standing
investigative authority, which allows checks of sources only when identity or reliability is
questioned. The SUBJECT of the investigation may have submitted a DD Form 398 which is
often the initial source of leads. It may indicate the relationship between the listed references and
the subject. It may also assist in creating a mental picture of the SUBJECT—an invaluable aid in
formulating a line of questioning for an interview.

a. Source interviews may be tasked by some form of lead sheet, which normally contains limited
background information. Leads may also be developed through previous investigative activity.
Unit files, local and Federal law enforcement agency files, telephone books, and city directories
are all sources of information on both the SUBJECT and potential sources. It is desirable and
necessary in critical cases, where the credibility of an interviewee is questionable, to learn
something about the Source. A telephone call to arrange an appointment with a prospective
Source is a courtesy that is often helpful to the investigator. The final preparatory step is to form
a tentative plan for questioning the Source.

b. The approach to a PSI Reference (Source) Interview is simply an application of the social
code of polite behavior, together with certain investigative requirements. The CI agent must—

(1) Determine that the right person has been contacted, using the full name of the interviewee or
Source to prevent any possibility of error.

(2) Identify the SUBJECT of the investigation and find out if the Source is or was acquainted
with the SUBJECT.

(3) Present credentials to the Source for inspection, even if the individual was previously
contacted by telephone.

(4) Ensure, to the extent possible, that the interview will not be interrupted or overheard.
Emphasize the US Army policy limiting dissemination of details of an investigation.

(5) Explain the purpose of the interview to the Source. The CI agent should emphasize the
importance the Source's knowledge may have to the investigation. Some people are inclined to
look with suspicion at investigators and are reluctant to give information. A patient explanation
of the purpose of the interview, and the important part the Source's cooperation may play, may
be sufficient to allay this general suspicion and forestall any reluctance to provide information.

(6) Inform the Source that the interview and the matters discussed are regarded by the US Army
as official US Army business and should not be discussed with other persons, especially the
SUBJECT of the investigation.

(7) Advise the Source of the Privacy Act of 1974. Ask the Source if there are any objections to
the release of the interviewee's name as the source of the information. This advisement should be
given at the termination of the interview to both US citizens and resident aliens, unless Source
raised the question of disclosure earlier in the interview. OCONUS interviews of foreign
nationals, who are not US resident aliens, do not require a Privacy Act advisement.
(8) Establish rapport with the Source before beginning the interview. Proper rapport creates a
mutual understanding between the parties of the interview. Professional appearance, a pleasant
voice, a courteous demeanor, and a confident manner are all important. The burden for
maintaining rapport throughout an interview rests with the CI agent. An interview normally takes
place in the Source's home or place of work, where the individual is under no official compulsion
to furnish the information sought. Topics of mutual interest should be used to help establish
rapport, but caution must be exercised to keep the interview from becoming a casual

c. Once a Source is willing to cooperate, begin the questioning to establish the period of
association with the SUBJECT and the extent of personal knowledge of the SUBJECT.

(1) The period of association consists of—
(a) When the Source and the SUBJECT first met and under what circumstances.
(b) When they last met and under what circumstances.
(c) All periods of association.
(d) Types of association, such as friends, coworkers, or both.
(e) Frequency of contact, for both social and professional association.
(f) Breaks in contact for periods of 30 days or more.
(g) Whether there has been any form of communication between them since their last contact.

(2) This information also aids in developing systematic questions on the loyalty, integrity,
discretion, and moral character of the SUBJECT. It is important that the CI agent lay a
framework for the interview, through a thorough understanding of the association between the
Source and the SUBJECT. In addition, the association area may disclose leads which may be
exploited later.

d. The CI agent must exploit all aspects of the SUBJECT's background. The CI agent must be
constantly alert for leads to other persons not listed by the SUBJECT as references. If the Source
is or was an employee or coworker of the SUBJECT, attention should focus on the efficiency,
initiative, and ability of the SUBJECT to get along with fellow workers and subordinates and on
the SUBJECT's honesty, reliability, and general character. If the Source is or was a neighbor of
the SUBJECT, the CI agent should discuss the SUBJECT's general reputation, family, leisure
time activities, morals, and personal habits. Concentration on some points does not imply
exclusion of others.

e. The CI agent must seek information which will assist in establishing the SUBJECTs loyalty,
trustworthiness, and suitability. Figure A-VII-1 shows the general area of interest for an
interview and a basis for discussion.

f. Avoid questions concerning religious beliefs, racial matters, politics, labor affiliations, or
personal and domestic matters, unless absolutely essential to the investigation; such questions
not relevant to the purpose of the interview constitute unnecessary and unwarranted invasion of
the SUBJECT's privacy.
g. The CI agent, as a representative of MI, should be professional in manner and efficient in the
execution of duty. The agent must be receptive and flexible.

(1) The agent should dress either in civilian clothes or uniform according to assigned duty and
mission. The agent pinpoints specific information desired and avoids general questions. When
the Source states, for example, that the SUBJECT is an indiscreet person, request that the Source
cite specific examples to support this opinion. If the Source claims the SUBJECT is a drunkard,
the individual's definition of the term should be clearly established and specific details obtained.

(2) Analyze each phase of the SUBJECT's background point-by-point.

(3) If the Source presents information in a haphazard manner, the CI agent should guide the
discussion into a logical pattern.

A-VII-3. PSI SUBJECT Interview.

a. CI agents conduct SUBJECT Interviews when tasked by DIS in the lead sheet.

b. If the SUBJECT is suspected of violating the law, the CI agent must advise the individual of
rights under the provisions of the Fifth Amendment to the US Constitution or Article 31, UCMJ,
as appropriate. The CI agent must remember that the SUBJECT has the right to legal advice at
any time before, during, or after the interview. Note that there are no noncustodial interviews
involving a military member according to Article 31, UCMJ.
c. The CI agent should not raise questions concerning religious beliefs, racial matters, politics,
labor affiliations, or personal and domestic matters unless directly related to the investigation.
The CI agent should phrase and time such questions so as to clearly establish the fact that they
are relevant to the investigation.

d. To prepare for a SUBJECT Interview, the CI agent—

(1) Contacts the SUBJECT and informs the individual of the reason for the interview. In most
cases, the matters to be discussed will not come as a surprise to the SUBJECT. The CI agent tells
the SUBJECT that the interview gives the individual an opportunity to explain, refute, or
mitigate, questionable or misleading information, and to provide information not otherwise
obtainable. If the SUBJECT is willing to be interviewed, the CI agent arranges the time, date,
and place for the interview. If the SUBJECT refuses to be interviewed or to answer questions, an
official record should be made of the refusal. Provide a brief advisement to the SUBJECT that
failure to provide information may adversely affect the processing of the SUBJECT's security

(2) Gathers all lead information before the interview. Carefully reviews preplanned questions for
each interview so that only information specifically authorized by the control office is released to
the SUBJECT during the interview.

(3) Ensures that the SUBJECT understands that upon request, and if the individual is called to
appear before a field board of inquiry or a civilian security hearing board, the SUBJECT will be
provided a copy of any statement provided during the interview. However, the restrictions in AR
380-5 on the release of classified information apply.

(4) Ensures the SUBJECT's copy will not bear a protective marking but will contain a statement
substantially as follows: "A copy of (describe) is furnished at your request. The official copies of
this document will be protected to safeguard your confidence and will be used for official
purposes only."

e. In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, whenever a CI agent interviews a SUBJECT, the
agent must give the SUBJECT a four-point Privacy Act Advisement. In cases where an
advisement of rights is required, the CI agent should provide the SUBJECT with the Privacy Act
Advisement statement before the SUBJECT is advised of individual rights under Article 31,
UCMJ, or the Fifth Amendment to the US Constitution.

(1) The CI agent should provide the SUBJECT with two copies of the advisement statement. One
copy is for the individual's retention, if desired. The CI agent will request the SUBJECT sign the
other copy and return it. Privacy Act of 1974 statements are retained but not attached as part of
the report.

(2) DIS Manual 20-1-M covers Privacy Act Advisement procedures during the conduct of a PSI
under the control of DIS.

(3) The CI agent will verbally inform the SUBJECT that the Privacy Act of 1974 requires that
each individual asked to provide personal information be advised of the following four points:
(a) Authority by which the information is being collected.
(b) Principal purpose for which the information will be used.
(c) Routine uses of the information.
(d) Voluntary nature of disclosing information.

(4) Before highlighting the four points, the CI agent should allow sufficient time for the
SUBJECT to read the advisement statement.

(5) After highlighting the four points, ask the individual to sign one copy before beginning the

f. During conduct of SUBJECT Interview, the SUBJECT perceives the CI agent as being a
representative of the US Army. As such, the SUBJECT will regard the CI agent's every
statement, question, or contact as part of the official proceeding, whether so intended or not.
During the interview, the CI agent will—

1. Make no off-the-record or unofficial remarks in the interview, nor any promises or
commitments to the SUBJECT which are beyond the CI agent's legal authority to fulfill.
2. Avoid statements or representations which may be construed as opinion or advice to the
SUBJECT about past, present, or future actions. CI agents should not argue with the
SUBJECT or express personal viewpoints on any matter.
3. Obtain permission from the SUBJECT if a tape or other recorder is to be used during the
interview. DIS Manual 20-1-M does not require the use of a tape or other recording
device. Take the following actions in the sequence listed. If not recording, omit portions
that pertain to the recorder.
(a) Dictate identifying data into a tape recorder before the SUBJECT's arrival. Turn off
the machine.
(b) Visually identify the SUBJECT; identify yourself and present credentials; and
positively identify the SUBJECT through the use of a pictured ID card, recording all
pertinent information from the ID card.
(c) Explain the general purpose and confidential nature of the interview.
(d) Obtain permission to record the interview. Explain that it will facilitate the
preparation of a written transcript of the interview, which the SUBJECT will have an
opportunity to review, correct, and sign under oath.
(e) Turn on the tape recorder. If the SUBJECT objects to the tape recorder, do not use it.
Proceed, but take notes as accurately as possible, while maintaining close attention to the
SUBJECT's verbal answers and physical reactions. A tape recording is an administrative
convenience, but not having one will not unduly hamper taking the sworn statement and
preparing the report.
(f) Administer a full explanation of rights (if required). Request the SUBJECT read and
sign DA Form 3881 to acknowledge receipt of the explanation of rights; and to record the
individual's decision to exercise or waive the right to remain silent and to consult counsel.
If the individual exercises his or her right to silence or to consult counsel, the interview
should terminate at this point.
(g) Advise the SUBJECT of the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974. The CI agent will
request the SUBJECT complete the Privacy Act of 1974 Advisement Statement.
(h) Explain to the SUBJECT the DA policy allowing SUBJECTs of investigations every
reasonable opportunity to explain, refute, or mitigate information which is developed
during the course of an investigation. Furthermore, explain that this is the individual's
opportunity to provide whatever information the SUBJECT feels appropriate.
(i) Though not required by DIS Manual 20-1-M, the CI agent may administer the oath of
truthfulness to the SUBJECT, following the explanation and acknowledgment of legal
rights, but before asking any questions. An appropriate oath is: "Do you affirm that the
statements you are about to make are the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the
truth?" Additional remarks such as "So help you God" are unnecessary and may be
offensive. If the SUBJECT refuses to take an oath, ask why, then proceed.
(j) Ask the SUBJECT to state his or her name, rank, SSN, DPOB, unit of assignment,
duty position, and residence address for the record.
(k) Conduct the interview using the questions from DIS Manual 20-1-M that cover the
appropriate topics and prepared questions designed to elicit narrative answers. These
prepared questions are only a guide and are not intended to be the only questions asked.
The CI agent must fully develop all information provided by the SUBJECT. Record and
report all answers accurately.
(l) Make arrangements for the SUBJECT to review and sign a typewritten sworn
statement, before ending the interview.
(m) Thank the SUBJECT for cooperating and terminate the interview.
Appendix B

One of the most self-destructive aspects of any operation is complacency. We know we are the
best and we are equipped and trained to employ the finest equipment available. Our problem is
improper use of the resources given to us, thus providing our adversaries with the opportunity to
maximize the effect of their often inferior equipment and techniques to support their actions
against us. Overcoming complacency is part of the analyst's task in C-SIGINT. Knowing and
understanding the adversary and his equipment, as well as the capabilities and limitations of our
personnel and equipment, is the first step in countering hostile efforts.


This appendix provides the MDCI analyst with detailed, step by step procedures necessary to
initiate a C-SIGINT support program or to fine-tune an existing one. This appendix also contains
analytical techniques and procedures which include—

 Database.
 Threat Assessment.
 Vulnerability Assessment.
 Countermeasures Options Development.
 Countermeasures Evaluation.

It provides indepth coverage of the five-step C-SIGINT process

1. threat assessment,
2. vulnerability assessment,
3. countermeasures options development,
4. countermeasures implementation, and
5. countermeasures evaluation

discussed in detail in Section II through Section V. Although you can apply the C-SIGINT
process manually, automation is the standard tool for database manipulation and production of
C-SIGINT. The All-Source Analysis System (ASAS) and compatible systems such as the
Theater Rapid Response Intelligence Package (TRRIP) are the tools that make the national
intelligence community become an intelligence asset responsive to the warfighter's requirements.
Section I
Appendix B

B-I-1. General.

The MDCI analyst must establish a complete and accurate database before the C-SIGINT
process can begin. Section I details the creation of the database necessary to support C-SIGINT.
With an effective database, the analyst streamlines the entire five-step C-SIGINT process. The
C-SIGINT portion of the CI database, hereafter referred to as the C-SIGINT database, organizes
C-E information. The MDCI analyst implements the C-SIGINT database by automated
procedures for ease in manipulating and maintaining information. He organizes the database to
limit duplication of data and to assure the accuracy, quality, completeness, and integrity of the

B-I-2. Development.

a. The MDCI analyst develops the database during the planning phase of an operation, before
deployments begin. He conducts electronic preparation of the battlefield (EPB) for the
command's AI. EPB is the systematic approach to determine, through SIGINT and electronic
warfare support (ES), the echelons and disposition of the threat through the electromagnetic
structure of the target. The MDCI analyst employs a five-step process in EPB.

1. Identification of expected electronic signatures.
2. Evaluation of the current electronic environment.
3. Comparison of expected situation with current situation.
4. Preparation of SIGINT/EW templates.
5. Integration of SIGINT/EW templates with all-source intelligence.

b. For C-SIGINT purposes, the MDCI analyst employs EPB to identify echelons and disposition
of friendly forces through the electromagnetic structure. The purpose of EPB in C-SIGINT
analysis is to build the database in order to determine and analyze vulnerabilities to threat
SIGINT and to reduce or eliminate those vulnerabilities. To perform EPB, MDCI analysts must
determine friendly communications and noncommunications signatures which may be vulnerable
to threat collection or EA. Upon deployment, MDCI analysts continuously update the database
with information which could influence the development of countermeasures.

c. The MDCI analyst compiles the data for each step in the C-SIGINT process. Sources of the
data include—

1. Current messages, reports, plans, and orders.
2. Interviews specific to a command.
3. Army regulations and technical manuals.
4. Reviews of tables of distribution and allowances (TDA) and tables of organization and
equipment (TOEs).

d. No matter what storage means is used, the MDCI analyst organizes, manipulates, and
maintains the data for immediate and subsequent use and review. Since the data are not useful
without modification for analysis, the formats supporting analytic techniques, methods, and
measurement are essential. Like the data, the formats must be easily accessible and complete.
The database includes analytic support templates, maps, and formats.

B-I-3. Content.

a. Information in the database should include most OB factors and other pertinent information
such as—

1. Composition.
2. Disposition.
3. Strength.
4. Tactics.
5. Training status.
6. C-E emitters or threat collectors.
7. EPB templates.
8. Situation overlays.
9. Intelligence summaries.
10. Intelligence estimates.

b. The MDCI analyst needs to crosswalk the C-SIGINT database with the rest of the CI database
to ensure accuracy and currency of overall CI information. Because there are many databases to
draw information from, the analyst can save considerable time and effort by being tied into the
appropriate databases, and not redoing the work all over again. Analysts constantly review and
update the database by analysis and provide reports to the commander.

B-I-4. Organization.

a. The C-SIGINT database is organized to ease access to data. There are three rules for database
organization and storage:

1. Store like data together if primarily used in a particular task or step.
2. Store data when first created, if they are shared or administrative data.
3. Store administrative and reference data separately from task support data.

b. For data used in multiple steps or tasks or routinely updated, reference a data version. For
example, analysts review the commander's operations plans (OPLANs) in the vulnerability
assessment, and again in the countermeasure effectiveness evaluation. The second use of the
OPLANs should reference the initial use and date in the vulnerability assessment. In addition to
the shared resources of the CI database, the analyst maintains a note file for reminders, working
aids, high priority items, procedures, and interpretations.

B-I-5. Collection.

a. To be an effective tool, the database requires full time dedicated personnel to maintain it. This
ensures complete familiarity with friendly and threat systems, and the ability to compare threat to
friendly data in a timely manner. Analysts seek the collection of data on two levels.

(1) The first collection level, the technical data file, is a listing of the technical characteristics for
the friendly command's emitters and the threat SIGINT/EW equipment. Sources for friendly
technical information include the command's C-E officer, technical manuals, technical bulletins,
system operators, and maintenance personnel. Analysts request information on threat systems,
such as communications intelligence (COMINT) and electronic intelligence (ELINT) receivers
and direction finding (DF) equipment and jammers, through the collection management element.

(2) The second collection level is how the unit uses its specific equipment. The systems use file
identifies how the friendly unit uses its emitters and how the threat uses its SIGINT/EW

b. Where to begin and how to progress in the collection of data are simplified by establishing a
prioritized database collection list. This list is based on how the threat might prioritize their
SIGINT/EW targeting. Although adversary target priorities depend on the command level and
may be altered as the tactical situation develops, they generally are—

1. Artillery, rocket, and air force units that possess nuclear projectiles or missiles and their
associated control systems.
2. CPs, observation posts, communications centers (includes automated data processing),
and radar stations.
3. Field artillery, tactical air forces, and air defense units limited to conventional firepower.
4. Reserve forces and logistic centers.
5. Point targets that may jeopardize advancing threat forces.

c. The collection of friendly force information for technical data files requires research on all
types of emitters. This must include more than just frequency modulation (FM) voice radios and
ground surveillance radars. The various C-E emitters and ancillary equipment include but are not
limited to the following:

1. Single sideband voice radios.
2. Facsimile.
3. Multichannel transmitters.
4. Antennas.
5. Retransmission systems.
6. Tactical satellite communications systems.
7. Automatic data processing transmission lines.
8. Radio and wire integration.
9. COMSEC machine encryption systems.
10. Fiber-optic cable systems.
11. Telephone wire systems.
12. Countermortar radar.
13. Air defense artillery target tracking radar.
14. Air defense artillery target acquisition radar.
15. Aviation guidance beacon systems.
16. Aviation identification, friend or foe (IFF).
17. Aviation ground control approach radars.
18. Balloon-launched weather data radiosondes.
19. EW jamming equipment.
20. Cellular phones.

B-I-6. Construction.

Analysis employing any means other than automated data processing systems is a waste of time
and effort. The analyst can revert to stubby pencil mode in an emergency but it is only a
temporary fix until automated data processing (ADP) is back on line. No longer is it necessary
for the MDCI analyst to build a database from scratch. Adversary COMINT and ELINT
information are already in a database, organized for use, and available. The analyst needs only to
extract pertinent adversary information from the database to cover the friendly AO and AI. He
then puts this information into a working file for his use. The analyst can add to, delete from, and
manipulate the information in his file without affecting the database he drew information from.
Once the analyst has extracted and copied the data needed, he creates a working file of friendly
emitters for his use. The analyst now has two working files that are the basis for future analysis.
The analyst begins working the data, performing the analysis to satisfy the commander's needs.

B-I-7. Use.

The MDCI analyst is responsible for the control (security and access), use, and development of
reports from the database.

a. Access to the C-SIGINT data is based on the "need to know."

b. Reports are correlated data from the CI database. The database contains working aids to help
the analyst present information. Automated databases provide considerable flexibility in
structuring reports. Manual databases have less flexibility and require considerable time and
attention to detail unrelated to the analytic process.

B-I-8. Maintaining the Database.

Several areas are particularly important for the MDCI analyst who must maintain the SIGINT

a. The first is timely review and update of the data. The analyst must update the database
regularly with the most recent, valid information available, including the results of each analysis.
b. The second area of importance is data integrity. This includes maintaining the most current
version of information, ensuring proper and valid data are available, and fulfilling priorities and
administrative requirements.

c. Finally, the MDCI analyst must ensure the database contents support the CI analysis process.
Should requirements, policies, or procedures change, the analyst should review and modify the

Section II
Appendix B

B-II-1. General.

One of the key words in the definition of intelligence is enemy. We must know our adversary as
well or better than we know ourselves. We need to know and understand the capabilities and
limitations of the threat arrayed against us and how the threat can influence our operations and
mission. Section II, the first step in the C-SIGINT process, provides extensive information on
determining foreign technical and operational capabilities and intentions to detect, exploit,
impair, or subvert the friendly C-E environment.

a. Threat assessment is the key in planning C-SIGINT operations. The subsequent steps are
necessary only when a defined threat exists.

b. Threat assessment is a continuous activity. It takes place throughout the conflict spectrum. A
specific threat assessment is required to support a specific operation or activity.

c. The MDCI analyst gathers and analyzes information. He interacts with staff elements and
higher, lower, and adjacent units to obtain the necessary data and access to supportive databases.
Command support and direction are essential to success in the threat assessment process.

d. The major information sources available to the MDCI analyst include—

1. Validated finished intelligence products.
2. Theater and national level SIGINT threat database.
3. Previous tasking.
4. Analyst experience.
5. The CI database.
e. MDCI analysts must continue to refine this list and identify other sources of information that
may be available for their particular AO.

B-II-2. Procedures.

There are six tasks associated with threat assessment. These tasks are presented in Figure B-II-1.

a. Identify threat systems in the geographic area of responsibility. This task provides the initial
focus for the remaining threat assessment tasks. The primary objective of this task is to
determine the specific threat faced by the supported commander. The MDCI analyst collects the
required data to properly identify the threat. Additionally, the MDCI analyst must coordinate and
request assistance from the collection management element. The procedures for identifying the
threat systems follow:

(1) Identify the generic threat. The MDCI analyst enters the CI database and retrieves the most
recent appropriate threat assessment. Analysts then review this data to determine what threat
systems were known to be in their AO on the date of the assessment. Next, the analyst examines
finished intelligence products published by national level agencies to obtain technical and
operational data on the threat system. Some of the intelligence products include—

(a) ES and EA capability studies.

(b) Hostile intelligence threat to the Army publications.
(c) SIGINT threat by country.

(d) SIGINT support to combat operations.

(2) Create the doctrinal template. The doctrinal template is a graphic display of threat's systems
deployment when not constrained by weather and terrain. The analyst should review the database
for existing templates before constructing a new one.

(3) Collect data. Data collection is required when the analyst receives tasking for a specific unit
or operation. The analyst must collect additional data to identify the threat to a particular unit or

(4) Create the SIGINT situation overlay. The analyst reviews the collected data to determine—

(a) Technical and operational capabilities.

(b) Typical modes of operation.

(c) Current deployment.

(d) Probable tasking.

(e) Activities of the collectors of interest.

(5) Enter data. The analyst enters this data on the situation overlay.

(6) Summarize the data and identify the threat system. The MDCI analyst reviews the SIGINT
situation overlay for patterns, electronic configurations, and threat command, control, and
communications (C 3 ). The ACE has identified this information, which could help the analyst
identify specific systems. A common approach is to pose and answer questions, such as—

(a) Is the threat system part of a larger system?

(b) What are the threat system's capabilities?

(c) How is the threat system doctrinally used?

(d) How does the threat system obtain information?

(e) How many collection systems were located?

(7) Request information. In some instances, sufficient information may not be available in the
unit to make an accurate determination. For example, the type of equipment may be known but
the technical characteristics of the system may not be available from local sources. If additional
information is required, the MDCI analyst compiles the information needed and requests
additional information from outside the unit.
b. Prepare information requirements.

(1) The MDCI analyst fills information shortfalls by requesting information from sources
external to the unit. These external information sources are adjacent or higher echelons and
national level assets. Each echelon satisfies a request with available data or organic assets, if
possible. Requirements exceeding their organic capabilities are consolidated and forwarded to
the next higher echelon as a request for information.

(2) Once a request reaches corps, the highest tactical echelon, the corps ACE provides the
information or passes the request to the theater MI brigade if it is beyond the capability of corps
systems. This task requires the MDCI analyst to initiate a standard collection asset request
format (SCARF) shown in Figure B-II-2 requesting information from higher or adjacent

(3) The SCARF is prepared in accordance with local SOP and the Joint Tactical Exploitation of
National Systems (J-TENS) manual. At ECB units, this request is sent by a request for
intelligence information (RII) using the US message text format (USMTF). The USMTF user's
handbook provides instructions on preparing messages. The analyst forwards the request to the
appropriate collection management section for action.

c. Analyze threat indicators and data.

(1) The MDCI analyst reviews, organizes, and evaluates key information components of the
collected information. He evaluates the data looking for trends and patterns of the threat system
that will provide an estimate of capabilities and intentions. He focuses on each component of the
collected information to determine if it reveals a tendency of the threat system to act or react in a
particular manner. Additionally, the analyst evaluates the information for trends or
characteristics that will aid in the ID and evaluation of the capabilities and intentions of the threat
system. Additional support may be required from other staff elements.

(2) The procedures for analyzing threat indicators and data are to—

(a) Compile and organize data. First, the analyst compiles and organizes the data that has been
collected. He updates the database with new information and organizes the data into collector

(b) Review data. The analyst reviews the collected data to determine the ability of the threat
systems to collect against a specific target.

(c) Determine intentions. To determine the intentions of the threat system, the MDCI analyst
poses the following questions and enters this information in the database:

1. What area will the threat system target?
2. When will the targeting take place?
3. Why is the targeting taking place?
4. How will the threat system attempt to collect against the target?
5. How has the threat system been used in the past?
6. What does threat doctrine suggest about probable threat?
7. Does the threat system have a distinctive signature?

(3) Doctrinal templates are extracted from the database and compared to the SIGINT situation
overlay. The analyst lists similarities between current and doctrinal deployments and selects the
doctrinal template that has the greatest similarity to the current situation.

d. Predict probable threat.

(1) The MDCI analyst identifies the probable threat. He reviews all the information that has been
collected and applies this information to the geographic AI and the capabilities and intentions of
the threat system.

(2) The procedures for predicting the probable threat follow:

(a) Determine probable location. Use the SIGINT situation overlay and doctrinal templates to
determine the location of the collectors. Overlay the doctrinal template over the situation

(b) Analyze terrain and weather effects. Integrate the terrain and weather data with the doctrinal
template and the SIGINT situation overlay and create a situation template for the current
environment. Terrain and weather conditions affect a threat system's ability to operate according
to their doctrine. For example, a radio DF site must have a clear line of sight (LOS) on the
emission of the target in order to gain an accurate bearing. Mountains, dense foliage, and water
distort electronic emissions and impair a collector's ability to target. FM 34-130 provides
information for military terrain and weather analysis.
(c) Update the SIGINT situation overlay. Place the symbols for the collectors on the doctrinal
template that have not been confirmed on the SIGINT situation overlay as proposed locations.

e. Confirm threat. The MDCI analyst attempts to verify threat predictions. The procedures for
confirming the threat follow:

(1) Validate existing data. Review current intelligence reports and assessments to determine if
the information received from the original SCARF request and other information sources used in
the assessment are valid. If there are indications that the capabilities or intentions of the threat
system have changed, additional information may be required. This is determined by looking for
information that could indicate a change in a collector's ability to collect against the command.
For example, additional antennas have been added to the collector, or the collector has moved to
provide for better targeting are indicators of a change in collection capabilities.

(2) Request additional information. If additional information is required, request this information
by preparing a SCARF or request for information and forward it to the collection management

(3) Evaluate new information. If new information on the collector's intentions or capabilities is
received, review this information to determine its impact on the original assessment, and update
the situation overlay. If intentions and capabilities of the collector change, reevaluate the original
threat prediction by following the tasks identified in previous sections.

f. Produce output from threat assessment. The MDCI analyst can present the threat assessment in
briefings or reports. Portions of the threat assessment are included and presented in CI products.

Section III
Appendix B

B-III-1. General.

After examining our adversary's equipment, capabilities, and limitations, we now must examine
our own unit to see how our adversary can affect us. Section III, the second step in the C-
SIGINT process, details specific areas where a threat effort can be most damaging to the friendly

a. The vulnerabilities are ranked according to the severity of their impact on the success of the
friendly operation. The vulnerability assessment—
1. Examines the command's technical and operational C-E characteristics.
2. Collects and analyzes data to identify vulnerabilities.
3. Evaluates vulnerabilities in the context of the assessed threat.

The MDCI analyst performs the primary data gathering and analysis required. Assistance by and
coordination with the appropriate staff elements (intelligence, operations) is key to this process.
b. Data gathering requires access to command personnel and to local databases. Data sources

1. Technical data on C-E inventories.
2. Doctrinal and SOP information.
3. Output from the threat assessment step.
4. Command operational data.
5. Essential elements of friendly information (EEFI).
6. PIR and IR.

c. The database of friendly technical data is used throughout the vulnerability assessment process
for key equipment information, mission data, and other supporting information.

d. Vulnerability assessment is comprised of ten tasks. The first three tasks are ongoing
determinations of general susceptibilities. The next six are specific to the commander's guidance
and involve determinations of specific vulnerabilities. The final task is the output. Vulnerability
assessment tasks are shown in Figure B-III-1.
B-III-2. Compile Friendly C-E Characteristics.

a. The MDCI analyst compiles friendly C-E characteristics. He collects and organizes unit C-E
data and equipment characteristics for analysis. This analysis provides a baseline for analyzing
friendly C-E equipment and operational susceptibilities to threat operations. The compilation of
C-E characteristics is an ongoing process. Assistance from the command's C-E officer, property
book officer, maintenance personnel, or system operators may be necessary.

b. The C-E data are a baseline for identifying friendly susceptibilities. A unit's equipment,
personnel, and associated characteristics must be identified before the pattern and signature
analysis can proceed. The MDCI analyst uses available databases to extract the TOE,
modification table of organization and equipment (MTOE), and TDA data on friendly equipment

c. The procedures for compiling friendly C-E characteristics follow:

(1) Gather data on friendly C-E characteristics. Gather C-E data and characteristics of the
equipment. Identify the following types of C-E data:
(a) TOE, MTOE, TDA, and technical data for all C-E equipment in a unit.

(b) References describing the unit and its equipment configuration.

(c) Current maintenance levels and normal status of the equipment.

(d) Personnel status, including current training levels of personnel in the unit.

(e) Equipment performance capabilities and operational capabilities in all weather conditions, at
night, over particular terrain, and toward the end of equipment maintenance schedules.

(f) Equipment supply requirements.

(g) Special combat support requirements.

(2) Organize C-E data. The MDCI analyst organizes the information into a format useful for
signature analysis. The data are organized by type of unit (if the support is multiunit), type of
emitter, frequency range, number and type of vehicles or weapons which emit or carry emitters
and the type of cluster. The electromagnetic overlay shown in Figure B-III-2 graphically depicts
the friendly C-E equipment laydown on the battlefield.
B-III-3. Determine Friendly Force Profiles.

a. This task includes the analysis of signatures and patterns of the C-E equipment and a summary
statement of the unit's C-E profile. A profile consists of the elements and standard actions,
equipment, and details of a unit, the sum of signatures and patterns. SIGNATURES +

b. Procedures for determining the friendly force's profile follow:

(1) Analyze friendly force signatures. The MDCI analyst—
(a) Extracts organic equipment characteristics for the operation.
(b) Determines environmental effects.
(c) Determines C-E characteristics for each friendly COA.
(d) Determines C-E equipment employment.
(e) Compares planned use with technical parameters.
(f) Determines if further evaluation is required.
(g) Performs tests with support from unit or higher echelon assets.
(h) Evaluates the information collected above.
(i) Diagrams physical and electronic signatures as shown in Figure B-III-3.
(j) Updates the CI database.

(2) Perform friendly pattern analysis. Identify standard practices, common uses of a unit's C-E
equipment, and operational patterns by—
(a) Reviewing the database to obtain information that might provide the threat with critical data
regarding unit type, disposition, activities, or capabilities.
(b) Extracting from the OPLAN and operations order (OPORD) particular means of
communication, operational characteristics, and key and secondary nodes for communications
(c) Identifying specific patterns associated with types of operations.

(3) Correlate patterns and signature. In this subtask, compile the information from the signature
and pattern analysis, which creates the profile. The analyst—
(a) Lists the signature and pattern data for particular types of C-E equipment.
(b) Matches signature with patterns to form the profile.
(c) Organizes data into types of C-E operations.
(d) Correlates signature and pattern data with past profiles to produce the current profile shown
in Figure B-III-4.
(4) Produce unit profile. Patterns and signatures can change as commanders, staff, and operators
change. Profile development must be an ongoing effort. To produce the unit profile, use the
OPORD to obtain the past task organization and then select the areas of concern to that
organization, that is, C 2 and maneuver.

B-III-4. Identify Susceptibilities.

a. The analyst determines how the profiles would appear to threat systems and which equipment
or operations are susceptible. A susceptibility is defined as the degree to which a device,
equipment, or weapon system is open to effective attack due to one or more inherent weaknesses.
Any susceptibilities are potential vulnerabilities.

b. Information sources are of the following types:
(1) Current friendly C-E profile.
(2) Historical profiles to compare with current profile.
(3) Knowledge and experience from other analysts.

c. The procedures for identifying susceptibilities follow:
(1) Identify weaknesses:
(a) Review current profile and identify unique equipment or characteristics that the threat may
use to determine intentions. (b) Review the CI database and compare historical profiles with
current profile, noting correlations and deviations.
(c) Plot friendly weaknesses to threat operations on the electronic order of battle (EOB) overlay
shown in Figure B-III-5.

(2) Categorize susceptibilities. Categorize susceptibilities to allow more specific analysis by
equipment type, organization, and use. Do this—
(a) By type (for example, equipment, operations, or both).
(b) By activity (for example, logistic, C 3 , intelligence, operations, and administrative support).
(c) According to resource requirements.
(d) According to the length of time the susceptibility has existed.
(e) According to scope (number of units or equipment types).
B-III-5. Obtain Commander's Operational Objectives and Guidance.

a. The commander states his operational objectives for missions in OPLANs and OPORDs. The
analyst uses this information to plan the most effective support for the commander and to
identify the commander's preferences for types of operations. The commander's operational
concept and EEFI shown in Figure B-III-6 are essential to the analysis of friendly COAs.

b. This information enables the analyst to evaluate indicators of friendly COA in the context of
what the commander considers essential to the success of the operation. Setting priorities for the
vulnerabilities depends on the commander's operational concept. The primary information
sources are—
(1) Concept of operation.
(2) OPORDs.
(3) OPLANs.
(4) EEFI.

B-III-6. Determine Friendly COA.

a. Based on the general description of the commander's objectives, the operations element plans
locations and events. The analyst produces an overlay of the friendly force profile integrated
with the commander's objectives.

b. The procedures for determining friendly COA follow:

(1) Identify COA. For each applicable level of command, identify friendly COA. At division
level, for example, COA would include the following minimum information:
(a) Summary of operations.
(b) Corps and EAC support.
(2) Compare COA to specific EEFI. Review the COA for events or actions that could
compromise the unit's mission by disclosing key EEFI. The review is summarized in an events
list that describes a particular mission, COA, or event which may compromise the EEFI or the
friendly intentions.

B-III-7. Determine Indicators of Friendly COA.

a. Indicators of friendly COA shown in Figure B-III-7 are those events and activities which, if
known by the threat, would compromise a friendly COA.

b. The procedures for determining indicators of friendly COA follow:

(1) Identify the commander's preferences and perceptions about C-SIGINT operations. Seek
information about the commander's style from sources such as previous concepts, plans, and
orders, or interviews with subordinate commanders and staff officers.

(2) Integrate friendly profiles and COA. In the event planned location or movement data are not
available, retrieve friendly operational overlays shown in Figure B-III-8 from the database. The
overlays help identify friendly historical positions for the new COA. Figure B-III-9 depicts an
example of an integration of a friendly force profile and COA. Integrate the friendly profile and
COA by—
(a) Noting current position and expected COA.
(b) Identifying key C-E capabilities associated with the COA (for example, radio nets, types of
radios, radar, teletypewriters).
(c) Noting past C-E operational patterns.
(d) Plotting critical C-E nodes, paths, or circuits.

(3) Determine standard C-E procedures for types of operations:
(a) Begin by using the commander's objectives to identify key operational constraints, that is,
nodes, paths, chokepoints, and standard C-E procedures followed during a particular COA. New
or critical data, not previously included in the friendly profile and COA integration, are then
added to the situation overlay.
(b) Also consider constraints and procedures while determining indicators. Document these as
factors associated with those indicators in a format as in Figure B-III-7. After completing the
review of existing data as obtained from the commander's objectives, determine what additional
information is required.
(4) Determine impact of weather and terrain. As the situation changes, the significance of
particular nodes or paths may shift or additional nodes may become critical. Consider the
following in determining the impact:
(a) Inclement weather.
(b) Night activity.
(c) Terrain masking.
(d) Poor C-E equipment maintenance.
(e) Meaconing, intrusion, jamming, and interference (MIJI).

(5) Set priorities. Once the type of operation is determined, set priorities for the events,
movements, and nodes by their overall importance to the operation.
(6) Identify critical C-E nodes—
(a) Using the C-E constraints and procedures identified from the information provided by the
commander, together with data obtained from previous tasks, determine key indicators of
friendly operations. For each COA, extract those preparations, activities, or operations that could
tip off the threat to the particular COA.
(b) Using a format shown in Figure B-III-8, list the indicators associated with a COA. Any
special factors such as operational constraints, optimum weather conditions, or terrain
requirements associated with an indicator should be described accordingly.

B-III-8. Review and Validate Threat Assessment Data.

a. Threat assessment data are further refined in order to proceed with the remainder of the
vulnerability assessment. The analyst organizes threat data in a format comparable to the friendly
forces data. Missing data is identified and requested. The C-SIGINT analyst performs the review
and validation of threat data with considerable exchanges of information with other analysts.

b. The procedures for reviewing and validating threat assessment data follow:

(1) Summarize and reorganize threat assessment data.
(a) Compile recent threat assessment information.
(b) Identify information shortfalls.
(c) Coordinate with the collection management section to initiate requests for information.

(2) Extract relevant data for vulnerability assessment.
(a) Extract areas of threat operations most critical to the supported command.
(b) Document threat capabilities and intentions.
(c) Store data for later application.

B-III-9. Identify Vulnerabilities.

a. The analyst compares the intelligence collection threat with the friendly unit susceptibilities to
determine the vulnerabilities. Once the vulnerabilities have been identified, the analyst can rank

b. The procedures for identifying vulnerabilities follow:

(1) Compare current threat to friendly C-E susceptibilities.
(a) Review indicators of friendly COA.
(b) Use the products developed earlier in the C-SIGINT process to determine where threat
capabilities and intentions are directed against susceptible friendly operations.
(c) Determine the probability of threat activity against a friendly C-E operation. Use various
statistical and analytical tools. (See the reference list in Technical Bulletin 380-6-1-4.)

(2) Determine which susceptibilities are vulnerabilities.
(a) Designate as vulnerabilities those C-E susceptibilities which are targetable by a specific
threat collector.
(b) List (and maintain separately) nontargetable indicators.
(c) Match indicators with threat systems and document specific event characteristics if known;
for example, time and location of vulnerabilities.
B-III-10. Rank Vulnerabilities.

a. The C-SIGINT analyst ranks the vulnerabilities by analyzing them in view of the indicators of
friendly COA and EEFI. The ranking is based on criteria estimating the uniqueness, degree of
susceptibility, and importance of the vulnerability. The analyst designates the vulnerability as
either critical, significant, or important to the success of the overall operation.

b. The procedures for ranking vulnerabilities follow: (1) Establish criteria for measuring the
vulnerability. Develop a

means for judging whether each identified vulnerability is critical, significant, or important to the
success of the operation. These final ratings are attained by evaluating each vulnerability against
criteria which address how critical they are to the success or failure of the operation. Uniqueness,
importance, and susceptibility to threat are three criteria which measure vulnerability and
criticality, and permit an accurate ranking of them. They are defined as follows:

(a) Uniqueness—the extent to which a vulnerability can be readily associated with a COA.
(b) Importance—a measure of how critical the vulnerability is to the success of the operation.
(c) Susceptibility to threat—a measure of the number and variety of threats placed against the

(2) Compare vulnerabilities to criteria:

(a) Combine the criteria and vulnerabilities in a matrix format shown in Figure B-III-10. For
each vulnerability, conduct a review against the established criteria. The analysts have in their
possession the commander's objectives, prioritized EEFI, and ranking criteria, and can evaluate
the vulnerabilities using these data. Vulnerabilities are first rated according to each of the
criteria. The horizontal axis of the matrix lists the criteria of uniqueness, importance, and
(b) List the vulnerabilities on the vertical axis. The degree of satisfaction of a criterion is
expressed numerically on a scale of 0 to 5 with 5 being the highest rating. If a vulnerability is
highly unique, that is, pertaining to very specialized and infrequently exhibited indicators, it
would be assigned a high rating. If the vulnerability is such that it is exhibited in many COA, in
many operations, its uniqueness rating would be low (0 to 2).

1 If a vulnerability is highly important, that is, involving disclosure of a critical EEFI, its rating
would be high. An EEFI lower on the commander's list of priorities would receive a lower rating.
If the vulnerability is highly susceptible, that is, targeted by numerous threat systems of several
types, its rating for susceptibility would be high.

2 If a single threat system of limited capability is targeting the vulnerability, the rating would be
low. The overall ratings are determined by adding the values of the three criteria and placing it
under the overall number rating.

(3) Develop ranking.

(a) Once an overall rating is established for each vulnerability, develop a prioritized ranking.
Vulnerabilities fall into the broader categories of critical, significant and important, based on the
criticality level of criteria satisfied. Vulnerabilities receiving overall ratings between 5 and 8 are
considered important; those between 9 and 11 are significant; and those falling between 12 and
15 would be critical.
(b) Enter the list of ranked vulnerabilities in the database. It is retained in hard copy for
dissemination, and applied in the countermeasures options development in step three of the C-
SIGINT process.

B-III-11. Produce Output From Vulnerability Assessment.

The MDCI analyst presents the vulnerability assessment format shown in Figure B-III-11 as a
briefing or a report.
Section IV
Appendix B

B-IV-1. General.

Thus far, our analysis has covered the adversary and our own vulnerabilities. Now its time to
look at our countermeasure options. We need to examine how we can counter the threat's efforts,
analyze the risks involved, and present our findings to the commander. Section IV, the third step
in the C-SIGINT process, reviews C-E vulnerabilities and identifies, analyzes, prioritizes, and
recommends specific options for controlling, eliminating, or exploiting the vulnerabilities.

a. Countermeasures are required to prevent the exploitation of friendly force vulnerabilities by
threat systems. The MDCI analyst collects the data and analyzes it to determine possible
countermeasures. Many sources are available to the analyst to determine the characteristics of the
countermeasures required to achieve the commander's objective.

b. Countermeasures options require the completion of the six tasks shown in Figure B-IV-1.

B-IV-2. Identify Countermeasures Options.

a. This task is designed to overcome or limit vulnerabilities to the assessed threat.

b. The procedures for identifying countermeasures options follow:

(1) Collect data.

(a) Review the vulnerability assessment and list the identified vulnerabilities on the
countermeasures options worksheet shown in Figure B-IV-2.

(b) Extract data on previously used countermeasures for the vulnerabilities and enter the
countermeasures options on the countermeasures options worksheet.

(c) Review current situation for data that would further identify countermeasures options. For
example, one commander will enforce strict emission controls to suppress electromagnetic
signatures, while another may require continuous and extensive communication.

(d) List these data on the countermeasures options worksheet.
(2) Identify countermeasures options for each vulnerability. Use the countermeasures option

(a) Prepare a vulnerability to countermeasures matrix shown in Figure B-IV-3.

(b) List the identified vulnerabilities in the vertical column and the countermeasures options in
the horizontal column.
(c) Match a vulnerability to a countermeasure. This match is determined by using the identified
data sources.

(d) Check the block that identifies the appropriate countermeasures to the vulnerability.

c. This matrix provides the analyst the countermeasures to be used for a particular vulnerability.

B-IV-3. Analyze Relative Benefit.

a. This analysis provides the resource requirements for each countermeasure. The MDCI analyst,
in coordination with other staff elements, performs this task.

b. The procedures for analyzing relative benefits of a countermeasure follow:

(1) Identify preferred implementation of the countermeasure. From the identified data sources,
collect data on the preferred countermeasure implementation procedures for each of the
countermeasures. Identify the tasks associated with the countermeasure, and gather information
about the operational requirements. The following questions will help in gathering this data:
(a) What are the proper start-up procedures for the countermeasure?
(b) What software is associated with the countermeasure?
(c) What steps are involved in operating the countermeasure?
(d) What are the terrain requirements for the countermeasure?
(e) What support services are required?
(2) Identify resource requirements. In determining relative benefit, collect data on the resource
requirements and command availability of the countermeasure. For example, hardware or
personnel required for implementation of the countermeasure is gleaned from the TOE, operator
manuals, technical manuals, and other analyst's experience. Additionally, gather information of
past experience documented in the CI database and the countermeasures database. The following
questions will help in gathering this information:
(a) How many specialists are required?
(b) How many support personnel are required?
(c) What MOS is required?
(d) What are the hardware configurations?
(e) Does the countermeasure require specialized training?

(3) Develop relative benefit table. Upon completion of the data gathering process, enter
information on the relative benefit table shown in Figure B-IV-4.
(4) Evaluate shortfalls. Evaluate the shortfalls of each of the countermeasures listed and identify
alternatives. In the development of shortfalls and alternatives, evaluate the following:
(a) Is the threat vulnerable?
(b) Will the countermeasure reduce or eliminate the vulnerability?
(c) Is deception an effective countermeasure?
(d) Is the countermeasure being developed for training or future use?
(e) Does the countermeasure complement other OPSEC measures?

B-IV-4. Assess Risk.

a. Risk assessment can predict the element of risk to operations when countermeasures are not
applied or do not successfully protect friendly vulnerabilities from the threat.

b. The MDCI analyst develops the risk assessment matrix shown in Figure B-IV-5. The
procedures for developing a risk assessment matrix follow:
(1) Place a value on the vulnerability and past success of the countermeasure as they apply to
specific EEFI. To determine the values, make a judgment based on available information. Use
the following scale:

(2) Fill out the blocks on the matrix as follows:
(a) Block 1: List countermeasures options from countermeasures option list.
(b) Block 2: List specific EEFI.
(c) Block 3: Place a value on the vulnerability of EEFI (5,2,1,0).
(d) Block 4: Place a value on the past success of the countermeasure.
(e) Block 5: Place the numerical risk factor, the following algorithm should be applied:
(f) Block 6: Annotate the element of risk in Block 6; determine the element of risk by applying
the risk factor in Block 5 to the following scale:

B-IV-5. Compare Benefit to Risk.

a. Having completed the assessment of the risk associated with each countermeasure, the MDCI
analyst compares the benefit to the risk for each countermeasure.

b. The procedures for comparing the benefit to the risk follow:

(1) Evaluate benefit.

(a) Using Figure B-IV-4, compare the expected result from the countermeasure implementation
with its impact on operations and resource requirements. For example, if the expected results for
implementation of the countermeasure are considered high, the impact on operation low, and few
resources are required, the expected relative benefit will be high.

(b) Conversely, if the expected result is low, the impact on operations is high, and the
countermeasure requires large resources, the relative benefit should be considered low. A value
of Low, Medium, or High is then placed on the benefit to risk form shown in Figure B-IV-6.
(2) Evaluate risk. Review Figure B-IV-5. Extract the risk assessment from Block 5, and enter the
value in Figure B-IV-6. This completed form provides the risk associated with the relative
benefit of each countermeasure.

B-IV-6. Develop Prioritized List of Countermeasures Options.

a. This list provides the commander and staff with recommended countermeasures options for
identified vulnerabilities.

b. The procedures for developing a list of prioritized countermeasures options follow:

(1) Prepare countermeasures effectiveness.

(a) Using the Benefit column (Figure B-IV-6), list all countermeasures options in order from the
most to the least effective on the countermeasures effectiveness to costliness worksheet shown in
Figure B-IV-7. For example, if destruction, remoting, deception, or moving the equipment to
another echelon were your options, your effectiveness column would look like the following:
1 Use destruction.
2 Remote equipment.
3 Use deception.
4 Place equipment at another echelon.

(b) The number in front of the countermeasure is now the effectiveness value of that

(2) Prepare countermeasures costliness.

(a) Using the Risk column in Figure B-IV-6, list all countermeasures options in order from the
least to the most costly in the Costliness column (Figure B-IV-7). For example, using the same
countermeasures options used in b(1) above, your costliness column would look like the

1 Remote equipment.
2 Use destruction.
3 Place equipment at another echelon.
4 Use deception.
(b) The number in front of the countermeasure is now the costliness value of that

(3) Prepare countermeasure priority list.

(a) Using Figure B-IV-7, add the number from the Effectiveness column to the number in the
Costliness column. Determine the countermeasures which are the most effective and the least
costly, and produce a prioritized list of countermeasures. The lower the rating the higher the
priority the countermeasure has. When there is a tie, the countermeasure that has the higher
effectiveness rating is given the higher priority. For example, using the information in paragraph
B-IV-6(1) and (2), the countermeasure rating column would look like the following:

1 Use destruction. 3.
2 Remote equipment. 5.
3 Use deception. 5.
4 Change echelon. 7.

(b) Using this example, the countermeasure prioritized list looks like that in Figure B-IV-7.

B-IV-7. Produce Output From Countermeasure Options Development.

The countermeasures option process is complete when the analyst reviews and recommends the
countermeasures options to the operations element.

Section V
Appendix B

B-V-1. General.
Commanders determine which countermeasures are to be applied. Once applied, it is the MDCI
analyst's job to evaluate the countermeasure's effect. Section V, the last step in the C-SIGINT
process, determines how well the applied countermeasures worked and their impact on the

a. Lessons learned provide feedback to the commander and serve as information for other
commands considering similar countermeasures options. Countermeasures evaluation is the
review, analysis, and evaluation of countermeasures to determine their effectiveness. The
evaluation includes five major types:

1. C-SIGINT database.
2. Intelligence data.
3. Interviews.
4. Reviews of messages, reports, and other operational documentation.
5. Reviews of actual profiles during the operation.

b. The specific tasks in the countermeasures evaluation format are shown in Figure B-V-1.

B-V-2. Validate Commander's Guidance.

a. Since countermeasures are planned in accordance with the commander's guidance, operational
deviations from the commander's guidance may affect their effectiveness, even though the
countermeasures are performed as planned. The first task validates the commander's guidance.
To ensure the proper baseline is applied in evaluating the countermeasure, the MDCI analyst
reviews the commander's guidance for changes or misunderstandings.

b. The procedures for validating the commander's guidance follow:

(1) Review the commander's guidance and EEFI. Retrieve the commander's guidance and
objectives collected and stored during the vulnerability assessment. The EEFI statement and
friendly COAs developed during the vulnerability assessment are also important sources. Review
the OPLAN, OPORD, and EEFI; add information or reports unavailable during or produced after
the vulnerability assessment; and update the statement of the commander's operational concept
generated during the vulnerability assessment.
(2) Verify guidance and EEFI. Present the updated summary of the commander's operational
concept to the operations staff. They review the summary, and note any misinterpretations or
information gaps. The analyst reviews the operations staff's comments and completes the final
verified statement of the commander's guidance and EEFI.

B-V-3. Summarize Conduct of Operations.

a. During this task the analyst compares how well actual operations matched planned operations.
If the countermeasure is specific to an operation, the summary occurs upon completion of the
operation. If the countermeasure is part of normal peacetime operations, the summary occurs at
regular intervals. The MDCI analyst directs the evaluation. The analyst coordinates with the
appropriate staff elements and talks to participants in the operation.

b. The procedures for summarizing the conduct of operations follow:
(1) Determine major activities. Use the commander's operational concept identified in paragraph
B-V-2b(2) and the commander's guidance to identify the major activities required to conduct
operations. Seek answers to the following questions:

(a) What type of task is it: (C 2 support)?
(b) Who was responsible (officer, NCO)?
(c) Who performed each of the tasks?
(d) What equipment was used in implementing the task in supporting the operation?
(e) What other units were involved?
(f) What supply channels were used?
(g) Was the task part of normal or special operations?
(h) Was the situation hostile or peaceful?

(2) Identify sources and collect data:

(a) Review the data requirements and identify the probable sources of data. Most frequently, the
first source of information is written reports, memorandums, or journals of an operation.

(b) Develop a data collection format using the characteristics as key for describing the operation
shown in Figure B-V-2.

(c) Identify personnel or units best suited to gather the data, and request they be tasked to collect

(d) Use organic resources to collect data not coming from tasked sources.

(e) List shortfalls in meeting the data requirements as gaps after completing the data collection.
(f) Interview personnel who took part in the operations. Usually, your information needs are met
by analyzing operations.

(g) May request permission to interview others identified as key personnel in the reports. Enter
the results of the interview on the form.

(3) Review and finalize data:

(a) Review the data, assuring all requirements are met.

(b) Request additional information from the operations officer if conflicting information exists.

(c) Enter final information on the form.

(4) Compare and summarize data about conduct of operations:

(a) Complete a final review of the data collected.

(b) Compare the actual conduct of operations with the OPLAN and OPORD.

(c) Note where operations proceeded as planned and where they deviated from plans.

(d) Write a summary statement of the differences for later analysis.

B-V-4. Determine Actual Countermeasures Implementation.

a. The MDCI analyst gathers information about countermeasures implementation operations. The
analyst can collect information about implementation any time after the countermeasure has been
initiated. The preferred scheme is to collect information about implementation at regular

b. If the countermeasure is part of general peacetime operations, evaluations of the
countermeasure operations should be ongoing. If the countermeasure is specific to an operation,
the minimum number of evaluations is two. Accurate information about countermeasures
implementation is necessary for evaluating how well the countermeasures were implemented.
The analyst may request information from the operations staff, adjacent or higher echelon assets
supporting a command, and participants in an operation.

c. The procedures for determining actual countermeasures implementation follow:

(1) Determine data requirements to implement countermeasures:

(a) Determine the preferred countermeasures implementation procedures.
(b) Examine the preferred tasks and expected results, responsibilities, equipment, operational
characteristics, weather and terrain impacts, and effects of the countermeasure on adjacent or
higher echelon commands.

(c) Enter the information on the countermeasures implementation worksheet shown in Figure B-
V-3. Specific questions must be tailored to each situation.

(d) Answer the following types of questions to determine data requirements:

1 Are there SOPs for the operations? Are they affected by other countermeasure operations?
2 Who are the personnel responsible for the countermeasure? Have they performed the requisite
3 What are the specific tasks? What operations will be affected? By whom? In what time frame?
4 What are the expected results? Will they affect operations?

(2) Identify data sources. Review the data requirements and determine what data are stored in the
database; what new data are required; and the best, most complete, and valid sources for the new
data. Written reports, memorandums, or findings of an operation are a primary source
information. The analyst must verify and supplement this documentation from—

(a) The analyst's own experience.
(b) Interviews of participants in the operation.

(c) Interviews of staff members.
(d) Reviews of the actual conduct of operations.
(e) Queries of other commands in the theater.

(3) Collect and summarize data:
(a) Review the C-SIGINT database and other documentation to fulfill the data requirements.
(b) Identify data supporting the needs and enter the data in the Findings column of Figure B-V-3.
(c) Enter the data sources in the last column. Upon completion of this first data survey, identify
information shortfalls by gaps in the rows.
(d) May have to request information from other sources, such as the operations staff, adjacent
commands, or participants in the operation.
(e) Review for completeness before beginning the next task. B

-V-5. Compare the Actual and Preferred Countermeasures Implementation.

a. The comparison of actual and preferred implementation shows successes and shortfalls in
countermeasures actions. The MDCI analyst uses these successes and shortfalls in later
evaluations of countermeasures options to manage ongoing countermeasures activities and to
determine whether new vulnerabilities exist.
b. The comparison may be performed during an ongoing operation or upon completion. The
completion provides needed information and analysis about countermeasures implementation in
different operational situations. The comparison is based on information generated during the
identification of countermeasures options and the internal processes in countermeasures

c. The procedures for comparing the actual and preferred countermeasures implementation

(1) Review data on countermeasures application. Review the data collected and organized in the
development of countermeasures options and in the previous implementation. Simple
countermeasures will have limited support and few activities or tasks; more complex
countermeasures, such as deception, have numerous activities and relationships. In the latter
case, analyze key activities first. If they are not met, the countermeasures are not effective and
subsequent analysis is unnecessary. For example, the remoting of the multichannel supporting
the Division Tactical Operation Center (DTOC) requires a separate site with NCO supervision.
The personnel components of the evaluation are, therefore, examined first, since they represent
the largest impact on the determination of effectiveness.

(2) Estimate the degree preferred countermeasures actions were completed. Determine the degree
of completion by comparing the actual with preferred countermeasures performance.

(a) Match actual and preferred:

1 Review the preferred countermeasures implementation from the analysis of the relative benefit.
2 Match data from the actual implementation with the preferred implementation.
3 Review the countermeasures implementation review worksheet shown in Figure B-V-4,
focusing first on the key activities.
4 Identify areas where the actual countermeasures activities were similar to the preferred actions.
5 Estimate the percent of the preferred completed actions.
6 If the actual countermeasure is at least 50 percent of the preferred countermeasures operations,
enter the countermeasure in the implementation review worksheet.
7 If the countermeasures have not been implemented as planned, according to the preferred
operations, the percent completion of the standard is determined to be zero, and the analysis is

(b) Develop an overall estimate of completion of the preferred countermeasures operations. For
multitask countermeasures or situations including more than one countermeasure—

1 Review the individual key estimates listed in Figure B-V-4.
2 Review support activities to determine the general level of success and failures.
3 Look for trends and specific cases decreasing full countermeasures activity.
4 Find the median percent estimate and describe the level of overall success using the median
and a verbal description of general support.

B-V-6. Review and Validate Current Threat.

a. Validation of the current threat provides a baseline for subsequent analysis of changes in threat
operations. For short-term countermeasures operations, the validation should be completed
before evaluation of the countermeasures implementation. The analyst must work with the best
and most current threat data available. Validated threat is a necessary baseline for evaluation of
threat SIGINT/EW operations, and, ultimately, the effectiveness of countermeasures.
b. The operations staff receives and analyzes current information to generate the threat
assessment. The information is requested by and transferred to the MDCI analyst for
countermeasures evaluation. The procedures for reviewing and validating current threat follow:

(1) Review expected impacts on threat.

(a) Review the objectives and expected results of the countermeasure. Identify any expected
impacts of the countermeasure on the threat by asking the following types of questions:

1 Is the countermeasure objective to impair or destroy the capabilities of a known collector rather
than to protect friendly EEFI?
2 Is the threat able to redirect assets toward another friendly vulnerability?
3 Have similar countermeasures worked in other situations against similar threats?
4 How important is the collector to the operations or doctrine of the threat?
5 Is the threat asset an EEFI for friendly operations?

(b) Then complete the review of information by identifying specific threat assets mentioned as
targets, and listing these targets for further analysis.

(2) Review threat assessment. Review the threat assessment to determine whether the threat
targets are examined and evaluated in the product. If included, quickly review supplemental
intelligence reports. If not included, request additional intelligence support to complete a threat
review specific to the targets.

(3) Review other intelligence products about threat actions. As necessary, identify recent
intelligence reports describing changes in location, capabilities, and intentions of the threat

(4) Validate the threat assessment:

(a) Compare the current threat assessment with the previous threat assessment.

(b) Prepare a list of the existing pre-countermeasures implementation threat.

(c) Validate the list of key indicators by reviewing them for consistency, checking the sources,
and if necessary, requesting assistance from the operations staff.

B-V-7. Identify Changes in Threat Operations.

a. Current intelligence data collected after countermeasures implementation are used to estimate
the effects of implemented countermeasures on the targets identified shown in Figure B-V-5. The
MDCI analyst performs this process after the countermeasure has been applied, if it is a short-
term operation. In a continuing operation, the analyst performs the process at regular intervals to
identify significant changes potentially affecting other countermeasures or operations. If the
countermeasure is directed against the threat, the analyst must determine whether the threat has
changed and whether friendly vulnerabilities have changed. The analyst integrates the threat
information into the countermeasures evaluation.

b. The procedures for identifying changes to the threat operations follow:

(1) Compare current and assessed actions. Compare the most recent information in situation
reports, intelligence reports, messages, or verbal conversations with the validated threat

(a) Review the list of threat indicators identified in Figure B-V-5 and the expected impact of the
countermeasure on the threat:

1 Examine current intelligence information about the indicators.
2 Examine capabilities, such as the organization of threat resources, their readiness, deployment,
equipment, and the introduction of new capabilities to the opposing unit.
(b) Enter any changes in Figure B-V-5. Include any remarks about the implications of the
changes, including whether the changes correlate with the expected result of the countermeasure.
For example, you receive an intelligence report describing a decrease in threat attempts to
intercept allied tactical communications because of electronic protection (EP) built into new
radios. The implication is that the friendly vulnerabilities have decreased, causing a change in
threat capabilities. The level ranges from 50 percent for a guess to 100 percent for certainty.
Higher confidence levels are given for more specific information about an indicator, multiple
sources of information, multiple disciplines, or corroboration by another analyst.
(c) Next, review the current intelligence to determine whether any information suggests change
to other operations. Examples might include increased IMINT, more active HUMINT, sabotage,
or other active pursuits. The redirection of threat efforts increases the estimate and confidence in
countermeasures effectiveness against their target. (Although the redirection may also mean
changed friendly vulnerabilities.) Update Figure B-V-5.
(d) Review and evaluate intentions:

1 Review the threat assessment for past intentions and examine the current intelligence for
indicators of threat intentions.
2 Identify changes by examining whether any current intelligence documents changed intentions
and by examining patterns of behavior to see whether they match doctrine. You can attribute the
changes in operations to the countermeasures if the changes cannot be explained by doctrine or
no documentation of changes exists.
3 Include a confidence level for the interpretation. For example, personnel redeployment
following the implementation of countermeasures.
4 Request assistance, if needed, from other members of the intelligence or operations staff
knowledgeable about doctrine and plans to help identify changed intentions.

(e) After you complete the identification of changes in the threat, review the results listed in
Figure B-V-5. All areas with consistent information about threat changes are highlighted. Any
contradictions are noted. Attempt to resolve any contradictions by reviewing data or by
requesting assistance from intelligence sources.

(2) Identify and evaluate the significance of changes. A second analysis follows the
determination of any changes. Determine how significant the changes are: whether they
represent a major change of threat capabilities and intentions, and the overall importance of the

(a) Compare past examples of changes in operations, capabilities, and estimate of intentions with
the current data. The comparison uses current information compiled in Figure B-V-5, past
compilations, and supplementary documentation stored by the analyst. Then review the
documents, collect similar threat indicators (for example, types of collectors), and list indicators
for threat changes by countermeasures review worksheet shown in Figure B-V-6. Complete this
form by entering descriptions of findings. In the search for changes in patterns, ask specific
questions about particular threat systems and countermeasures:

1 Does the threat tend to alter collection operations consistently (for example, redirecting assets
toward another target or using different assets toward the supported commander's EEFI)?
2 Are threat changes matched with the type of friendly situation?
3 Do threat changes occur after a certain time period of countermeasures application or are they
4 Does the threat attempt to use EA or EP?
(b) Use the results from the evaluation of the countermeasures impacts on the threat in the final
evaluation of threat indicators. Estimate the significance of a change in threat capabilities and
intentions by examining the following five characteristics:

1 Scope of change (how wide is the impact)?

2 Effects of change (how many assets does the change affect)?
3 Level of change (at what echelon in the chain-of-command)?
4 Direction of type of change (what COA was taken)?
5 Overall evaluation of the significance of the change (in comparison with historical data filed in
CI database).

(c) Enter each change documented in Figure B-V-5 in the significance of threat changes
worksheet shown in Figure B-V-7. Then determine the magnitude of each change (based on a
comparison of the previous actions and the actual change identified in the threat indicators).
(d) Use a scale of 1 to 5 for ranking the change of each of the six indicators. If the change is
large, enter a 5; if small, enter a 1. Then compile and review the individual assessments; a
significant change is one in the 4 to 5 range in at least three of the five characteristics or any
composite change factor totaling at least 15.

(e) The final step is to estimate the confidence of the assessment of change. Use the 50 to 100
percent scale using the following guide to determine the confidence level:

1 Multiple sources used.
2 Multiple disciplines applied.
3 Multiple analysts agreeing with the assessment.
4 An assessment of the changes in threat operations due to implementation of the

(f) Confidence is high if two of the above criteria are met. Confidence is low if none are met.
The confidence level is then entered in Figure B-V-7.

(3) Summarize the analysis in a two-part format. The first part is a short summary of the applied
countermeasures, current intelligence reports, and an assessment of the areas of threat change
due to countermeasures implementation. The second part includes the detailed estimate of
changes presented in Figures B-V-5 and B-V-7.

B-V-8. Review Expected C-E Profiles.

a. The analyst requires a base line of expected friendly profiles to determine whether a
countermeasure has had the expected effect on the profiles by reviewing expected patterns and
signatures. The data are initially collected to perform the vulnerability assessment and are
applied during this process.

b. The MDCI analyst—

(1) Reviews expected patterns and signatures by identifying profile information associated with
the countermeasures during the validation of the commander's guidance and the summarization
of the operation.

(2) Searches the friendly forces database for information about the equipment and operational
profiles associated with the countermeasures.

(3) Enters countermeasures-related profile data collected into the profile comparison worksheet
shown in Figure B-V-8.

(4) Checks to ensure data are current and complete. If not, requests additional information from
the operations and logistic sections.
B-V-9. Determine Actual C-E Profiles.

a. The analyst requires valid data about actual C-E profiles after countermeasures application to
evaluate the successful change of a command's C-E profile. The analyst needs specific data for
comparison with expected profiles to evaluate countermeasures. The analyst updates and
maintains the friendly forces C-E profile information. Data sources include the CI database,
interviews with personnel, reviews of reports, and review of operations.

b. The procedures for determining actual C-E profiles follow:

(1) Determine data requirements.

(a) Identify specific data requirements to compare the actual and expected profiles. Review this
data and ask the following types of questions:

1 What types of equipment are used?
2 What logistic channels are used?
3 Are there SOPs?
4 What doctrinal requirements result in profiles?

(b) Identify specific questions for each countermeasures evaluation.

(2) Collect data about actual C-E profiles. Identify command-specific sources of data to fill the
requirements. Common sources include actual participation in operations, new evaluations of
equipment and procedures resulting from site survey or new equipment information, interviews
of personnel, and reviews of operational reports. Begin by—

(a) Reviewing reports.
(b) Identifying information about actual profiles.

(c) Matching the data requirements.

(d) Entering data in Figure B-V-8.

(3) Summarize data. After preliminary reviews, information gaps remaining are filled by other
sources. This depends on the applied countermeasures and resources available (sufficient
personnel and equipment vital to the determination of C-E profile are not available and require
EAC augmentation). Verify the descriptions of the profile by using data from at least two

B-V-10. Compare Expected and Actual C-E Profiles.

a. The analyst compares what should happen with what does happen to determine whether the
countermeasures were effective and whether stated countermeasure results are valid. The
comparison contrasts expected C-E profiles, based on historical data, with actual profiles. The
analyst performs the comparison and analysis using the CI database and the data collected in
paragraph B-V-9.

b. The procedures for comparing expected and actual C-E profiles follow:

(1) Analyze actual command profile:
(a) Review the data generated in paragraphs B-V-8 and B-V-9.
(b) Compare the expected and actual C-E profiles.
(c) Summarize the differences for each attribute.
(d) Note the differences between expected and actual profiles.
(e) Review the comparison to answer the following questions and include these findings in a
report to the commander.

1 What attributes most closely matched expected profiles?
2 Were any elements in an organization successful in matching expected C-E profiles?
3 Have adjacent commands or OPSEC policies affected the C-E profiles?

(2) Analyze the relationship between countermeasures expected profile, and actual profile.

(a) Complete an additional evaluation of the countermeasures and profiles to provide an overall
review of the countermeasures effect on C-E profiles and to identify additional vulnerabilities as
a result of the countermeasures. Note the continuing C-E profile vulnerabilities; list new
vulnerabilities identified in the countermeasures review; and document the evaluation.

(b) This information becomes part of the recurring lessons-learned reviews conducted at theater
level and is stored locally for continued evaluation.

B-V-11. Evaluate Countermeasures Effectiveness.
a. The final process reviews and combines all previous countermeasures evaluations. Both ECB
and EAC elements use the information to modify ongoing countermeasures operations, as
summary information for subsequent countermeasures options development, and for training

b. The procedures for evaluating countermeasures effectiveness follow:

(1) Evaluate the success of countermeasures in meeting specific objectives defined in paragraph
B-V-2. Review the findings of each countermeasures evaluation, listing the cases where results
of countermeasures implementation met the expectations identified during development of
countermeasures options. Compare these successes with the number and type of failures. Repeat
this procedure for each type of analysis. A scale for comparing success to failure follows:

(a) 0 percent - Failure.
(b) 25 percent - Marginal success.
(c) 50 percent - Moderate success.
(d) 75 percent - Substantial success.
(e) 90 percent - High level of success.

(2) Evaluate overall success of countermeasures. Using the countermeasures finding worksheet
shown in Figure B-V-9, enter the estimates of success for each of the countermeasures
evaluation criteria. For each countermeasure, review the level of success per objective. Count the
number of cases where the countermeasure has a greater than 50 percent success rate and divide
this number by the total number of cases. The resulting ratio provides an overall estimate of
success, supplemented by specific success rates for particular objectives estimated in paragraph

(a) Complete a listing of strengths and weaknesses of a given countermeasure in the situation
examined. (b) Use the definition of the situation from paragraphs B-V-2 and B-V-3.

(c) Develop and maintain a list of countermeasures strengths and weaknesses to support
countermeasures development in subsequent operations.
(4) Identify assumptions for revalidation. Compare current findings with previous
countermeasures analyses. This helps identify continuing problems that require review. For
example, regular changes of call signs may have been a sufficient countermeasure in a particular
location because the threat was unable to intercept clear voice and was unable to identify stations
within the net with any degree of accuracy. Changes in technology, threat operations, and net
radio traffic may cause the effectiveness rating of the applied countermeasure to decline. The
analyst must recommend a review of the countermeasure as threat operations become more
successful. Continual revalidation is a necessary procedure.

(5) Summarize findings. Summarize findings for quick responses to the commander; and
produce a lessons-learned review for EAC and theater.

B-V-12. Produce Output From Countermeasures Evaluation.

Output may consist of reports, briefings, or messages. Many of the forms used as working aids in
CI analysis may be attached as summary statements.

Appendix C
C-1. General.

The proliferation of imagery systems worldwide, especially the platforms carrying imagery
systems, makes the task of the C-IMINT analyst much more complicated than ever before.
Relatively inexpensive platforms that are easily transported and operated, such as unmanned
aerial vehicles, are becoming available to anyone who wants to employ them. For the more
sophisticated, there are other platforms either continuously circling the planet or in
geosynchronous orbit, available for hire by anyone with the desire and the ability to pay the
freight. An adversary need not possess the technology to build and launch such a platform. He
merely buys time from the operators of the platform and obtains the products acquired during his
allotted time. Like all other CI functions, C-IMINT depends on the analyst knowing the
adversary and knowing ourselves. It begins long before friendly forces deploy for any operation
and continues throughout the operation. It goes on even after our forces return to their home
station after completion of the operation.

C-2. Operations.
C-IMINT begins with knowledge. The MDCI analyst must have a thorough knowledge of the
threat in the objective area and any threat from outside the AO that may influence our operations.

a. Predeployment. Prior to any operation, the MDCI analyst needs to prepare indepth. In
addition to researching data on the threat and the AO, the MDCI analyst gathers information and
builds a database to serve C-IMINT in the coming operation. During this phase, the MDCI
analyst initiates quick reference matrices and the IMINT situation overlay.

(1) Adversary intelligence flight matrix. These matrices are concerned with other platforms used
by the adversary. Tracking these collection systems continuously allows the analyst to analyze
threat IMINT collection patterns.

(2) System component quick reference matrix. These matrices are concerned with adversary
system's capabilities and processing times. This file is part of the database which equates to an
OB file on threat IMINT systems shown in Figure C-1.

(3) IMINT situation overlays. These are the paths of adversary intelligence collection flights
depicted on the friendly operations graphics. They identify areas susceptible to collection.

b. Friendly patterns. Pattern analysis is the detailed study of friendly activities to determine if a
unit performs the activities in a predictable manner, thus creating a monitorable pattern of
activity. These actions cue an observer to a unit's type, disposition, activity, and capability.
Imagery coverage of the AO is essential for planning and for reference later during operations.
Small or intermediate scale imagery covering the entire AO may be obtained from general
reference files or national sources and need not be newly flown. The presence of US
reconnaissance aircraft making numerous passes over territory belonging to another nation
would tip off an impending operation. Therefore, file imagery or imagery obtained by satellite
may be the only reference available.

(1) Friendly IMINT is used, when available and of high enough priority, to determine friendly
patterns which may be susceptible to IMINT collection. These patterns are key indicators to the
enemy of specific operational activities. Patterns usually occur because of a unit's SOP and
doctrine. Example patterns include—

(a) Relocating fire support units forward before an attack.
(b) Locating TOCs in the same relative position to maneuver elements and to each other.
(c) Repeating reconnaissance overflights of areas planned for ground or air attack about
the same time before each operation.
(2) Information gained from imagery provides a means of checking other reports and often
produces additional detailed information on a specific AI. All friendly activities thus need to be
examined collaterally with imagery of a particular area. Imagery can provide confirmation of
installations, lines of communications, and operational zones. SLAR, for example, can detect
night movements of watercraft.

(3) Finally, in the overall evaluation, analysts synthesize the separate trends developed during
analysis. Such a process identifies the possible compromise of an existing element, activity, or
characteristic based on logical relationships and hypotheses developed by analysis. The pattern
analysis technique is just one of many techniques designed to help evaluate friendly units for
vulnerability to threat IMINT. The process is a continuous one.

(4) Analysis of a unit's movements gives significant clues to its intentions, capabilities, and
objectives. By applying this technique against our own units, analysts can identify
vulnerabilities. Movement analysis forms an important step in the identification and
recommendation of countermeasures.

(a) SLAR is a primary sensor in detecting moving targets or moving target indicators (MTIs) and
is usually associated with the special electronics mission aircraft and Joint STARS platform.
While the sensor is primarily focused at enemy MTIs, it can be used to identify friendly
movement patterns that may also be collected by the enemy.

(b) The tracks created by a unit can give excellent indication of a unit's disposition. Any time a
unit moves away from hard packed roads, the danger of leaving track signatures is very high.
There are certain countermeasures which should be observed to disguise or eliminate these

1. Conceal tracks by netting or other garnish.
2. Disperse turnouts near CPs.
3. Place installations and equipment near hard roads where concealment is available.

(c) Our IMINT resources can determine the effectiveness of a friendly unit's program to suppress
its visual and thermal signatures, including positioning of assets. Friendly aerial reconnaissance
is extremely limited and must be planned for well in advance. The following are examples of
countermeasures that could be used to reduce our vulnerability to enemy IMINT:

1. Using traffic discipline when moving into and out of the installation. This may require
walking some distance to a CP.
2. Driving in the tree lines when roads are not available.
3. Extending new roads beyond the CP to another termination.
4. Controlling unauthorized photographic equipment.
5. Using physical security measures to prevent optical penetration.
6. Using proper camouflage procedures.
7. Limiting the dissemination of photographs made from within the installation.
8. Avoiding the use of direction signals and other devices which provide information.
9. Concealing equipment markings.
10. Preventing detection by infrared imaging (nets, infrared generators).
11. 11 Eliminating open-air storage of special equipment, raw materials, and telltale objects.

(d) The key to proper positioning of assets on the ground is to use natural features as much as
possible. Obvious locations such as clearings may be more convenient but should be avoided at
all costs. This includes night operations. Infrared and SLAR missions are particularly effective at
night. Units should be well dispersed since a high concentration of tents and vehicles, even well
hidden, will stand out on imagery to a trained analyst.

c. Evaluation of countermeasures. For these countermeasures to be effective, every command
should develop a self-evaluation system to ensure proper employment.


ACCO Army Central Control Office acct account
ACE Analysis and Control Element ACofS Assistant Chief of Staff
ACR armored cavalry regiment
ADA air defense artillery
ADP automated data processing
ADPSSEP automatic data processing system security enhancement program
aer aerial
AI area of interest
AKA also known as
AO area of operations
AR Army regulation
ARNG Army National Guard
ARSOF Army Special Operations Forces
ASAS All-Source Analysis System
ASP ammunition supply point
ASPP Acquisition Systems Protection Program
attn attention
AWOL absent without leave

BDA battle damage assessment
BE basic encyclopedia
BI background investigation
bn battalion
BOS Battlefield Operating System
BSA brigade support area


C 2 command and control
C 3 command, control, and communications
CA Civil Affairs
CARVE criticality, accessibility, recuperability, vulnerability, and effect
cdr commander
C-E Communications-Electronics
CE counterespionage
CFSO CI force protection source operations
CG commanding general
C-HUMINT counter-human intelligence
CI counterintelligence
CIA Central Intelligence Agency
CIAC CI Analysis Center
CIAS counterintelligence analysis section
CIDC Criminal Investigation Command
C-IMINT counter-imagery intelligence
CINC Commander in Chief
CM countermeasures
cmd command
co company
COA course of action
COMINT communications intelligence
comm communications
COMSEC communications security
CONUS continental United States
CP command post
C-RISTA counterreconnaissance, intelligence, surveillance, and target acquisition
C-SIGINT counter-signals intelligence
CI scope polygraph


DA Department of the Army
DACAP DA Cryptographic Access Program
DCID Director of Central Intelligence Directive
DCII Defense Central Index of Investigations
DCSINT Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence
demo demonstration
DF direction finding
DHS Defense HUMINT Services
DI deception indicated
DIA Defense Intelligence Agency
DIAM Defense Intelligence Agency Manual
DIS Defense Investigative Service
DISCOM Division Support Command
div division
DIVARTY division artillery
DM Deutsche Mark
DOD Department of Defense
DODD Department of Defense Directive
DPA Data Processing Activity
DPOB date, place of birth DS direct support
DSO defensive source operations
DTAC CP division tactical CP
DTG date-time group
DTOC Division Tactical Operations Center


EA electronic attack
EAC echelons above corps
ECB echelons corps and below
EEFI essential elements of friendly information
ELINT electronic intelligence
ELSEC electronic security
EO executive order
EOB electronic order of battle
EP electronic protection
EPB electronic preparation of the battlefield
EPW enemy prisoner of war
ES electronic warfare support
EW electronic warfare


FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation
FEBA forward edge of the battle area
FIS foreign intelligence service
FLOT forward line of own troops
FM field manual; frequency modulation
FORSCOM United States Army Forces Command
FSC foreign SIGINT collector


G2 Assistant Chief of Staff, G2 (Intelligence)
G3 Assistant Chief of Staff, G3 (Operations and Plans)
G4 Assistant Chief of Staff, G4 (Logistics)
G5 Assistant Chief of Staff, G5 (Civil Affairs)
govt government
GS general support


HA humanitarian assistance
HHOC headquarters, headquarters and operations company
HPT high-payoff target
HQ headquarters
HQDA Headquarters, Department of the Army
HUMINT human intelligence
HVT high-value target


I&S intelligence and surveillance
I&W indications and warning
ICF intelligence contingency funds
ID identification
IEW intelligence and electronic warfare
IFF identification, friend or foe
IMFR Investigative Memorandum for Record
IMINT imagery intelligence
INCL inconclusive
inf infantry
INS Immigration and Naturalization Service
INSCOM United States Army Intelligence and Security Command
intel intelligence
intg interrogation
INTSUM intelligence summary
IPB intelligence preparation of the battlefield
IPW prisoner of war interrogation
IR information requirements
IRR Investigative Records Repository

J jamming
J2 Intelligence Directorate
JCS Joint Chiefs of Staff
J-TENS Joint Tactical Exploitation of National Systems
JTFCICA Joint Task Force CI Coordinating Authority


KIA killed in action


LAA limited access authorization
LEA law enforcement agency LIC low-intensity conflict
LLSO low-level source operation
LNO liaison officer
LOS line of sight
LZ landing zone


M meter
MC multichannel
MBA main battle area
MDCI multidiscipline counterintelligence
METT-T mission, enemy, troops, terrain and weather, and time available
MI military intelligence
MIJI meaconing, intrusion, jamming, and interference
MO modus operandi
MOS military occupational specialty
MP military police
MRE meals ready to eat
MSE mobile subscriber equipment msg message
MTI moving target indicator
MTOE modification table of organization and equipment


NAC national agency check
NAI named areas of interest
NATO North Atlantic Treaty
NBC nuclear, biological, and chemical
NCIS Naval Criminal Investigation Service
NCO noncommissioned officer
NDI no deception indicated
NGIC National Ground Intelligence
NKSOF North Korean Special Operations Forces
NO no opinion
no number
NRT near-real time


OB order of battle
OCONUS outside continental United States
OJE on-the-job experience
OOTW operations other than war ops operations
OPLAN operations plan
OPORD operations order
OPSEC operations security
OSI Office of Special Investigations


PCS permanent change of station
PFC private first class
PIR priority intelligence requirements

PL phase line
plt platoon
PSG platoon sergeant
PSI personnel security investigation
PSYOP psychological operations


qty quantity


RAF Royal Air Force
RC Reserve Components
RDTE research, development, test, and evaluation
RECCE reconnaissance
REC radio electronic combat
RF radio frequency
RII request for intelligence information
RISTA reconnaissance, intelligence, surveillance, and target acquisition
rqr requirement

S2 Intelligence Officer (US Army)
S5 Civil Affairs Officer (US Army)
SA special agent
SAEDA Subversion and Espionage Directed Against US Army and Deliberate Security
SALUTE size, activity, location, unit, time, and equipment
SAP special access program
SATRAN see FM 34-5 (S) for classified identification
SCA special category absentees
SCARF standard collection asset request format
SCI sensitive compartmented information
SCO sub-control office
sec section
sgt sergeant
SIGINT signals intelligence
SIGSEC signals security
SJA Staff Judge Advocate
SLAR side looking airborne radar
SM service member
SMU special mission unit
SOFA Status of Forces Agreement
SOP standing operating procedure
spec specialist
SSB single sideband
SSBI single scope background investigation
SSN social security number
STANAG Standardization Agreement
svc service


tac tactical
TAO tactical agent operation
TDA Tables of Distribution and Allowances
TDY temporary duty
TEB tactical exploitation battalion
TOC tactical operations center
TOE tables of organization and equipment
TRRIP Theater Rapid Response Intelligence Package
TSCM technical surveillance countermeasures
TTP tactics, techniques, and procedures
TV television

UAV unmanned aerial vehicle
UCMJ Uniform Code of Military Justice
US United States (of America)
USAF United States Air Force
USAI United States Army Intelligence
USAIC&FH US Army Intelligence Center and Fort Huachuca
USAR United States Army Reserve
USMTF US message text format


VCR video cassette recorder


wpn weapon


xplat exploitation

Section II. TERMS
Analysis - A stage in the intelligence cycle in which information is subjected to review in
order to identify significant facts and derive conclusions therefrom.

Assessment - Analysis of the security, effectiveness, and potential of an existing or
planned intelligence activity.

Collection Intelligence Cycle - Acquisition of information and the provision of the
information to processing or production elements. Communications Intelligence
(COMINT) -Technical and intelligence information derived from foreign
communications by other than the intended recipients.

Communications Security (COMSEC) -The protection resulting from all measures
designed to deny unauthorized persons information of value which might be derived from
the possession and study of telecommunications, or to mislead unauthorized persons in
their interpretation of the results of such possession and study. Communications security
includes— cryptosecurity; transmission security; emission security; and physical security
of communications security materials and information.

Compromising Emanations - Unintentional intelligence-bearing signals which, if
intercepted and analyzed, disclose national security information transmitted, received,
handled, or otherwise processed by an information-processing system.
Counterintelligence (CI) - Information gathered and activities conducted to protect
against espionage, other intelligence activities, sabotage or assassinations conducted for
or on behalf of foreign powers, organizations or persons, or international terrorist
activities, but not including personnel, physical, document or communications security
programs. Synonymous with Foreign Counterintelligence.

Counterintelligence (DOD, NATO) (JCS Pub 1) - Those activities which are concerned
with identifying and counteracting the threat to security posed by hostile intelligence
services or organizations, or by individuals engaged in espionage, sabotage, subversion,
or terrorism.

Counterintelligence (Inter-American Defense Board) (JCS Pub 1) - That phase of
intelligence covering all activity devoted to destroying the effectiveness of inimical
foreign intelligence activities and to the protection of information against espionage,
personnel against subversion, and installations or material against sabotage.

CI Liaison - The establishment and maintenance of personal contacts between CI liaison
officers and personnel of organizations which have missions, responsibilities, information
resources, or capabilities similar to those of US Army intelligence. It is conducted to
promote cooperation, unity of purpose, and mutual understanding; coordinate actions and
activities; and to exchange information and viewpoints. OCONUS CI liaison also
includes overt collection of foreign intelligence and CI; acquisition from foreign sources
of material and assistance not otherwise available; and the procedures used to gain access
to individuals whose cooperations, assistance, or knowledge are desired.

Countermeasures - That form of military science that by the employment of devices or
techniques, has as its objective the impairment of the operational effectiveness of enemy

Counter-Signals Intelligence (C-SIGINT) -Those actions taken to determine enemy
SIGINT capabilities and activities, the assessment of friendly operations to identify
patterns and signatures, and the resulting vulnerabilities for subsequent development and
recommendation of countermeasures. Recommendations to counter the foreign SIGINT
collector (FSC) and EW threat are provided to the G3 by the G2. They can include
offensive measures such as electronic attack, to include jamming or deception; or
targeting for fire or maneuver.

Critical Node - An element, position, or communications entity whose disruption or
destruction immediately degrades the ability of a force to command, control, or
effectively conduct combat operations.

Cryptosecurity - The component of COMSEC which results from the provision of
technically sound cryptosystems and their proper use. Deception - Those measures
designed to mislead the enemy by manipulation, distortion, or falsification of evidence to
induce them to react in a manner prejudicial to their interests.
Doctrine - Fundamental principles by which the military forces or elements thereof guide
their actions in support of national objectives. It is authoritative but requires judgment in

Electronic Protection (EP) - That division of electronic warfare involving actions taken to
protect personnel, facilities, and equipment from any effects of friendly or enemy
employment of electronic warfare that degrade, neutralize, or destroy friendly combat
capability. Formerly known as electronic counter-countermeasures (ECCM).

Electronic Attack (EA) - That division of electronic warfare involving the use of the
electromagnetic or directed energy to attack personnel, facilities, or equipment with the
intent of degrading, neutralizing, or destroying enemy combat capability. Formerly
known as electronic countermeasures (ECM).

Electronic Deception - The deliberate radiation, reradiation, alteration, suppression,
absorption, denial, enhancement, or reflection of electromagnetic energy in a manner
intended to convey misleading information and to deny valid information to an enemy or
to enemy electronics-dependent weapons. Among the types of electronic deception are:
manipulative electronic deception, simulated electronic deception, and imitative

Electronic Jamming - The deliberate radiation, reradiation, or reflection of
electromagnetic energy for the purpose of disrupting enemy use of electronic devices,
equipment or systems.

Electronic Security (ELSEC) - The protection resulting from all measures designed to
deny unauthorized persons information of value that might be derived from their
interception and study of noncommunications electromagnetic radiations, for example,

Electronics Intelligence (ELINT) -Technical and intelligence information derived from
foreign noncommunications electromagnetic radiations emanating from other than
nuclear detonations or radioactive sources.

Electronic Warfare (EW) - Military action involving the use of electromagnetic energy to
determine, exploit, reduce, or prevent hostile use of the electromagnetic spectrum and
action which retains friendly use of electromagnetic spectrum.

Emission Control - The selective and controlled use of electromagnetic, acoustic, or other
emitters to optimize C 2 capabilities while minimizing, for OPSEC, detection by enemy
sensors; to minimize mutual interference among friendly systems; or to execute a military
deception plan.

Emission Security - That component of COMSEC which results from all measures taken
to deny unauthorized persons information of value which might be derived from intercept
and analysis of compromising emanations from crytoequipment and telecommunications

Essential Elements of Friendly Information (EEFI) - Key questions about friendly
intentions and military capabilities likely to be asked by opposing planners and
decisionmakers in competitive circumstances.

Foreign SIGINT Collector (FSC)/EW - A foreign entity employing electromagnetic and
SIGINT techniques to target friendly forces for the purposes of detecting, exploiting, or
subverting the C-E environment of the friendly commander.

f-stop - A camera lens aperture setting indicated by an f-number.

Human Intelligence (HUMINT) - A category of intelligence information derived from
human sources.

Imagery Intelligence (IMINT) - The collected products of imagery interpretation
processed for intelligence purposes.Indicator - (1) In intelligence usage, an item of
information that reflects the intention or capability of a potential enemy to adopt or reject
a COA. (2) Activities that can contribute to the determination of a friendly COA.

Intelligence - The product resulting from the collection, processing, integration, analysis,
evaluation and interpretation of available information concerning foreign countries or

Liaison - That contact or intercommunication maintained between elements of military
forces to ensure mutual understanding and unity of purpose and action.

Liaison Contact - The act of visiting or otherwise contacting a liaison source.

Liaison Officer - A CI special agent (SA) assigned the mission of conducting CI liaison.

Liaison Source - An individual with whom liaison is conducted. This term applies
regardless of whether the individual furnishes assistance or is contacted on a protocol

Mission - (1) The task, together with the purpose, that clearly indicates the action to be
taken and the reason therefore. (2) In common usage, especially when applied to lower
military units, a duty assigned to an individual or unit to task.

Operations Security (OPSEC) - The process of denying adversaries information about
friendly capabilities and intentions by identifying, controlling, and protecting indicators
associated with planning and conducting military operations and other activities.

Patterns - Stereotyped actions which so habitually occur in a given set of circumstances
that they cue an observer, well in advance, to either the type of military unit or activity,
its identity, capabilities or intent. Stereotyping occurs in a variety of ways, such as
communications deployment techniques or historical association. Patterns must be unique
and detectable to be of military significance.

Profile - The picture formed through the identification and analysis of elements, actions,
equipment, and details of military units or activity. Pattern plus signature equals profile.

Risk - A measure of the extent to which a recommended countermeasure has been
historically effective in eliminating a vulnerability, given a certain level of susceptibility
and threat.

Security - (1) Measures taken by a military unit, an activity or installation to protect itself
against all acts designed to, or that may, impair its effectiveness. (2) A condition that
results from the establishment and maintenance of protective measures that ensure a state
of inviolability from hostile acts or influences. (3) With respect to classified matter, it is
the condition that prevents unauthorized persons from having access to official
information that is safeguarded in the interests of national security.

Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) - A category of intelligence information comprising all
communications intelligence, electronic intelligence, and telemetry intelligence.

Signals Security (SIGSEC) - A generic term that includes both COMSEC and
ELSEC.Signature - The identification of a military unit or activity resulting from the
unique and detectable visual, imagery, electromagnetic, olfactory, or acoustical display of
key equipment normally associated with that type unit or activity.

source - (1) A point of origin or procurement. (2) One that initiates.

Source - Any person who furnishes intelligence information either with or without the
knowledge that the information is being used for intelligence purposes. In this context, a
controlled source is in the employment or under the control of the intelligence activity
and knows that the information is to be used for intelligence purposes.

SUBJECT - (1) A person who is the principal object of attention. (2) One who is under
investigation. Susceptibility - The degree to which a device, equipment, or weapons
systems is open to effective attack due to one or more inherent weaknesses.

Threat - The technical and operational capability of a FSC or EW system to detect,
exploit or subvert friendly signals and the demonstrated, presumed or inferred intent of
that system to conduct such activity.

Vulnerability - Characteristics of a friendly C-E system or cryptosystem which are
potentially exploitable by FSC or EW systems. As applied in this manual, vulnerability is
a susceptibility in the presence of a threat. Susceptibility in the absence of a threat does
not constitute a vulnerability.

These are the sources quoted or paraphrased in this publication.

Joint Publications

1-02. DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. 1 December 1989.
2.0. Joint Doctrine for Intelligence Support to Operations.
(S)2-01.2. Joint TTP for CI Support to Operations (U).

Army Publications

AR 1-100. Gifts and Donations. 15 November 1983
AR 15-6. Procedures for Investigating Officers and Boards of Officers. 11 May 1988.
AR 25-50. Preparing and Managing Correspondence. 21 November 1988.
AR 27-1. Judge Advocate Legal Service
AR (C)105-2. Electronic Counter-countermeasures (ECCM) - Electronic Warfare Susceptibility
and Vulnerability (U). 30 September 1976.
AR 190-6. Obtaining Information from Financial Institutions. 15 January 1982.
AR 190-13. The Army Physical Security Program. 30 September 1993.
AR 190-22. Searches, Seizures, and Disposition of Property. 1 January 1983.
AR 190-53. Interception of Wire and Oral Communications for Law Enforcement Purposes. 1
November 1978.
AR 195-5. Evidence Procedures. 28 August 1992.
AR 195-6. Department of the Army Polygraph Activities. 1 September 1980.
AR 310-50. Authorized Abbreviations and Brevity Codes. 15 November 1985.
AR 380-5. Department of the Army Information Security Program. 25 February 1988.
(O)AR 380-40. Policy for Safeguarding and Controlling COMSEC Material (U). 29 July 1994.
AR 380-53. Communications Security Monitoring. 15 November 1984.
AR 380-67. The Department of the Army Personnel Security Program. 9 September 1988.
AR 381-10. US Army Intelligence Activities. 1 July 1984.
AR 381-12. Subversion and Espionage Directed Against The US Army (SAEDA). 15 January
(S)AR 381-14. Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) (U). 3 October 1986.
AR 381-20. US Army Counterintelligence Activities. 26 September 1986.
(S)AR 381-47. US Army Offensive Counterespionage Activities (U). 30 July 1990.
(C)AR 381-141. Intelligence Contingency Funds (U). 30 July 1990.
AR 525-13. The Army Combatting Terrorism Program. 26 June 1992.

FM 6-20-10. Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for the Targeting Process. 29 March 1990.
FM 11-65. High Frequency Radio Communications. 31 October 1978.
FM 19-20. Law Enforcement Investigations. 25 November 1985.
FM 19-30. Physical Security. 1 March 1979.
FM 24-16. Communications-Electronics Operations, Orders, Records and Reports. 7 April 1978.
FM 24-17. Tactical Records Traffic System (TRTS). 17 September 1991.
FM 24-18. Tactical Single-Channel Radio Communications Techniques. 30 September 1987.
FM 24-33. Communications Techniques: Electronic Counter-Countermeasures. 17 July 1990.
FM 34-1. Intelligence and Electronic Warfare Operations. 27 September 1994.
FM 34-2. Collection Management and Synchronization Planning. 8 March 1994.
FM 34-3. Intelligence Analysis. 15 March 1990.
(S)FM 34-5. Human Intelligence and Related Counterintelligence Operations (U). 29 July 1994.
FM 34-10. Division Intelligence and Electronic Warfare Operations. 25 November 1986.
FM 34-25. Corps Intelligence and Electronic Warfare Operations. 30 September 1987.
FM 34-25-3. All-Source Analysis System (ASAS). (TBP, June 1995.)
FM 34-35. Armored Cavalry Regiment (ACR) and Separate Brigade Intelligence and Electronic
Warfare (IEW) Operations. 12 December 1990.
FM 34-37. Echelons Above Corps (EAC) Intelligence and Electronic Warfare (IEW) Operations.
15 January 1991.
FM 34-52. Intelligence Interrogation. 28 September 1992.
FM 34-130. Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield. 8 July 1994.
FM 100-5. Operations. June 1993.
FM 100-20. Military Operations in Low Intensity Conflict. 5 December 1990.
FM 101-5. Staff Organization and Operations. 25 May 1984.

DA Pam 25-30. Consolidated Index of Army Publications and Blank Forms. 1 October 1994.

TC 34-55. Imagery Intelligence. 3 October 1988.
(S)TB 380-6-1-4. Signal Security (SIGSEC) Advisors Package-SIGSEC Technical Support (U).
14 January 1985.

Miscellaneous Publications

Constitution of the United States.
Executive Order 10450, Security Requirements for Government Employees.
Executive Order 12333, US Intelligence Activities.
Federal Sedition Statute.
Geneva Conventions.
Joint Tactical Exploitation of National Systems (J-TENS) Manual.
United States Code.
Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).
United States Manual for Courts-Martial.
United States Message Text Format (USMTF) User's Handbook.
NACSI 4000. Military Rule of Evidence (315(d).
Privacy Act of 1974.
(U) DIAM 58-13. DOD HUMINT Management System, Secret/NOFORN.
DOD Reg 5200.1R. DOD Information Security Program. June 1986.
DODD 4640.6. Communications Security Telephone Monitoring and Recording.
DODD 5000.1. Defense Acquisition.
DODD 5200.27. Acquisition of Information Concerning Persons Organizations Not Affiliated
with The Department of Defense.
DODD 5240.5. Department of Defense Technical Surveillance Countermeasures Survey

Miscellaneous Forms

DA 2802. Polygraph Examination Report.
DA 2823. Sworn Statement.
DA 3881. Rights Warning Procedure/Waiver Certificate.
DD 173. Joint Message Form.
DD 398. Personnel Security Questionnaire.
DD 398-2. Personal Security Questionnaire (National Agency Check).

Standardization Agreements (STANAG)*

2033. Interrogation of Prisoners of War.
2044. Procedures for Dealing with Prisoners of War.
2067. Control and Return of Stragglers.
2079. Rear Area Security and Rear Area Damage.
2101. Establishing Liaison.
2363. Security Doctrine.
2844 (Edition Two). Counterintelligence Procedures.

STANAGs can be obtained from the Naval Publications and Forms Center (NPFC), 5801 Tabor
Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19120. Use DD Form 1425 to requisition documents.

Documents Needed

These documents must be available to the intended users of this publications.
DA 2028. Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms.
(S)DIAM DJS-1400-7-85. SATRAN (U).
INSCOM Reg 381-6. United States Army Intelligence and Security Command Polygraph
DlS 20-1-M. Manual for Personnel Security Investigations.